The Department of Public Works will start collecting Christmas trees beginning on Monday, January 11.
Before putting the Christmas tree at the curb, residents must remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, plastic bags, and other objects.
“We’re asking for residents’ cooperation to make sure to remove anything from the tree that wasn’t on it when you first brought it in your home,” said Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator. “If you use a plastic bag to remove your tree from your house, please remove the tree from the bag before you place it at the curb.
“Trees in plastic bags will not be removed. And, trees still adorned with ornaments, lights or other decorations will be left at the curb.”
Residents should have their tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on their specific days. Republic Services’ scheduled routes are as follows:
- Day 1 – Neighborhoods north of Page Road, off Old Billerica Road and Springs Road.
- Day 2 – Neighborhoods off North Road, Carlisle Road, Pine Hill Road, and Hancock Street.
- Day 3 – Neighborhoods off Great Road, South Road, Brooksbie Road, and Hartwell Road up to Kendall Court.
- Day 4 – The west side of Town will be collected. This includes neighborhoods off Concord Road, Davis Road, and Kendall Court.
Residents should call Republic’s Customer Service Center (1-800-442-9006) if they think their house was missed.
Republic Services will bring the trees to 108 Carlisle Road where they will be chipped and added to the wood chip pile.
Wreaths Go in the Trash
As for Christmas wreaths, because of the ribbons and other decorations and the wire used to make the wreath residents should dispose of them in the trash.
“While consisting mostly of tree branches, the other materials that make up a wreath are a problem with chipping or composting,” McGrath said