During the month of January the city offers residents free Christmas tree disposal at the designated dumpster next to the skate board park on Locust Lane. Otherwise, trees are collected curbside every other Monday (except scheduled City holidays) following the bulk trash schedule. Residents are not required to call in and schedule a pickup, the trees will be automatically collected with tree limbs and brush every other Monday.
Trees collected through this program are shredded, along with other tree limbs, to be used as mulch on City flower beds, tree pits, and park grounds. Each year we are able to produce around 200 tons of mulch, which saves us from having to buy it at a local supply yard. So recycling your tree actually saves the city money, and contributes to the beautification of your public spaces!
Either way you choose to do it, please follow these steps:
Remove all ornaments, decorations, and lights
Take the tree out of its stand
Do not wrap the tree in plastic, trash bags, or blankets
If we are picking it up at your house, set it out no sooner than Sunday morning