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Posted on: December 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] How to recycle your real Christmas tree and extra Holiday recyclables:

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How to recycle your real Christmas tree and extra Holiday recyclables:


Real Christmas Trees  -  December 26 - January 31


The Department of Public Works is encouraging residents to bring their real Christmas trees to the Highway Division at 250 Boston Road after the holidays for recycling. The drop off will be available from Monday, December 26 until Tuesday, January 31.


For those who are unable to bring their Christmas tree to the designated site, Waste Management has scheduled the week of January 9-13 for curbside collection of Christmas Trees.  Residents must have their tree on the curb on their scheduled collection day for Trash and Recycling.  Please be sure tree is not in a bag, and not frozen to ground or stuck in snowbank.


All stands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments must be removed prior to drop-off at the Highway Division or curbside collection. Please NO trees in bags. The trees will be chipped and used as mulch. Artificial trees must be disposed of as trash, and are not accepted as part of this tree collection program.


Extra Cardboard / Recycling drop-off  -  December 26- January 2


For residents with more cardboard / recycling than will fit in their recycle cart, the Department of Public Works will have a special drop off for cardboard / recycling at the Highway Division, 250 Boston Road. The drop-off container will be available from Monday, December 26 until Monday, January 2.


Residents should collapse boxes. All cardboard needs to be clean in order to be recycled. Other recyclables may be dropped off as well, but please NO Plastic bags, NO Styrofoam products, and NO TRASH.  


The above services are for Billerica residents only.


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