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How to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

Find out what to do with your Christmas tree after the holidays in New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township.

Christmas has come and gone.

Now that the holiday is over, it’s time to kick the tree to the curb.

Here’s how to properly dispose of your Christmas tree in New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township.

New Baltimore: Residents can dispose of their Christmas trees by placing them at the curb on a Wednesday for Waste Management to pick up, Clerk Marcia Shinska said.

Chesterfield Township: Residents can dispose of their Christmas trees by placing them at the curb on their regular garbage collection day through the first week of January, Clerk Cindy Berry said. The trees will not be collected after that time. All decorations, ornaments and tinsel must be removed.

When it’s time to trash the tree, make sure you do it safely. The U.S. Fire Administration offers the following safety tips:

  • Do not leave your live tree up for longer than two weeks
  • When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly
  • Do not put tree branches or needles in a fireplace or wood-burning stove

You can also find out how to reduce winter holiday waste by checking out some tips offered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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