It’s time to take the tree down before the needles start falling off into the carpeting.
The Office of Public Works will begin picking up natural fir and evergreen Christmas trees in the City of Springfield. Residents can start placing the trees on the curb by 7am on Wednesday, January 2nd. Crews will pick up the trees for two weeks through Friday, January 18th. After that time, residents can dispose of trees through their normal garbage service.
Trees should have no flocking, tinsel, decorations, or ornaments and no board stands nailed to the tree trunk. Garlands and wreaths made with wire will not be accepted. Flocked trees cannot be recycled, but must be given to waste haulers to remove.
Also ribbons, bows, plastic coverings, metallic wrapping paper and Styrofoam cannot be accepted for recycling. Those should also be disposed of through their garbage service.