Now that Christmas has passed and all the presents have been unwrapped, it’s time for the annual question of when and how you can get rid of your Christmas tree.
Below are plans put in place by some towns and villages in the area for residents to drop off their natural Christmas trees or have them picked up from the curb. Trees must be free of any decorations, such as garlands, ornaments and lights, and must not be wrapped.
Boston will be picking up Christmas trees on weekdays in the first two weeks of January. The Ministry of Public Works announcement he will collect trees from Monday January 4 to Friday January 8, as well as from Monday January 11 to Friday January 15.
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Worcester Department of Public Works announcement Christmas trees will not be picked up at the curb. Instead, the city has drop-off sites on Chandler Street, Millbury Street, and Clark Street where residents can bring in their non-artificial Christmas trees for free.
The drop-off sites are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Sunday, January 10. Each site is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while only the Millbury Street site will be open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well. Residents must provide proof of residence in order to deposit their trees.
The town of Foxboro is request residents to place their Christmas trees on the sidewalk on their regular garbage collection days between January 4 and January 15. Foxboro will not be picking up tree stands or wreaths, just the trees themselves.
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Due to the coronavirus pandemic and size limitations for gatherings, Salem’s annual Christmas tree bonfire has been canceled this year, the city announcement. Residents are not permitted to drop trees at Dead Horse Beach this year.
Instead, residents can leave their trees on the sidewalk on garbage days in the weeks of December 28 and January 4. The city will also be collecting Christmas trees from the Castle Hill Park parking lot (4 Story Road) through the end of January.
Framingham Public Works Department announcement residents can place Christmas trees on the sidewalk to be collected on their recycling and recycling days between January 11 and 15.
Artificial trees can be disposed of on city premises recycling depot or by picking up bulky items, depending on the city.
North Reading will pick up Christmas trees on Saturday January 9, the city announcement. Residents are asked to have their trees on the sidewalk by 6:30 a.m.
The city announcement on Facebook that there are nine Christmas tree drop-off points in its neighborhoods, including the Elks Club, North Common, South Common and Gage Field. Each drop-off point is open until January 15.
Residents can also request to have their Christmas trees picked up from the curb by contacting local Scout troops, the town said. Reservations and donations are required.
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Stoneham will be picking up Christmas trees on residents’ usual trash days January 4-8, the city noted. Trees must be brought out to the sidewalk by 7 a.m.
Residents of Weymouth can place their Christmas trees on the sidewalk to be picked up on trash days during the weeks of January 4 and 11. Trees can also be dropped off at 55 Hollis Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Residents are also allowed to put two additional garbage bags with their household garbage during the weeks of December 28 (this week) and January 4.
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The city announcement that the Christmas trees will be collected from the curb three weeks after Christmas.
Newton will be collecting Christmas trees until January 15, starting January 4, the city announcement. The collection will take place on the usual days of the residents’ garbage cans, and the trees must be placed on the sidewalk before 7 a.m.
Residents can also request a Christmas tree pickup by using 311 or by calling city customer service if they miss the original pickup window. Newton residents can even wait until April and prepare the tree for pickup according to the city’s yard waste guidelines.
Revere will be collecting Christmas trees for the first two full weeks of January, according to Towards the city.
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Manchester, New Hampshire
The city announcement that Christmas trees will only be picked up the week of January 17, the same days that garbage and recycling is picked up. Residents with permits can bring their trees to the city drop-off point at any time.
Nashua, New Hampshire
Nashua will be picking up curbside Christmas trees from Monday January 4 through Friday January 15, the city announcement. Trees should be placed at the curb and not on snow banks or frozen to the ground.
Concorde, New Hampshire
Concord residents can place their Christmas trees outside for curbside pickup on garbage collection days January 6-17, the city announcement. Trees must be outside with household garbage and recycling before 7 a.m.
Residents can also bring their Christmas trees to the Concord transfer station at 77 Old Turnpike Road during the month of January. The station is open Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but is closed on New Years Day.