Christmas Is Over, What To Do With The Tree
Now that Christmas is over, and the needles are quickly falling off the tree, what are your option for getting rid of it? Unfortunately, it's not just as easy as tossing it in the trash.Luckily, there's a couple options. The city will collect your trees on your regular garbage day... with restrictions. First thing, pull off all the decorations and toss what you don't want to keep. That includes the stand and any nails. Now, cut the tree into 3 ft sections.
WHAT? You're kidding!!!
Nope. That's the rules. If it's real, you gotta chop it up.
- Don't put it in a garbage bag/tree bag.
- Do put it in the YARDY bin, as long as the lid can close.
If it can't fit in the YARDY cart, make sure the trees are at curb height, as they will NOT be collected if put on top of the snow bank.
BTW: If you sprayed that white stuff all over your tree, the rules have changed. It can NOT go in the YARDY cart, MUST be cut into 3 ft sections, and a $1.50 garbage sticker must be attached to each 3ft section.
If you're getting rid of that old artificial tree, it unfortunately can not be recycled, and must be tossed with the trash, in 3ft sections, with the $1.50 sticker attached to each section.
If you can't get the tree into 3ft sections, call the Solid Waster & Recycling office at 319-286-5897 to set up a special pick-up. Luckily, for Jan & Feb it's half price, so it'll cost you $2.50.
There's one more option:
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