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City Christmas tree pick-up begins January 7, 2013

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Don’t dump your tree in the middle of Eddy Street. Photo © e_pics from our Flickr Group.

Now that Christmas is over, are you eager to get rid of that tree? Well the City will begin picking them up January 7th, so hold onto it a little longer.

Christmas Tree Pickup January 7-18, 2013

Providence residents advised to put trees at curb on regular trash collection days; ornaments, tinsel, lights and stands must be removed, do not bag trees

PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence will begin free curbside pickup of Christmas trees beginning Monday, January 7 until Friday, January 18, 2013.

The trees will be collected by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and turned into compost, a natural fertilizer that enriches soil and helps produce healthy plants and trees.

Residents are urged to take the following steps to ensure that their tree will be picked up:

  • Place trees at the curb on regular trash collection days
  • All ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stands must be removed from trees
  • Do not place trees in any type of bag

For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services at 401-421-2489.

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