You Ask, Patch Answers: Curbside Christmas Tree Pickup

When can Lexington residents put out Christmas trees for curbside collection?


With the arrival of the New Year, another holiday season has come to an end, leaving many with decorations to take down and Christmas – or, Holiday – trees to dispose of. Luckily, there are a number of ways to do that here in Lexington.

Here’s what we found out from the town’s recycling flyer for 2012-2013.

There are two basic options for recycling a Christmas tree: curbside collection or dropping it off at the compost facility on Hartwell Avenue. Trees are no longer accepted at the DPW building on Bedford Street.

Special curbside recycling collection of Christmas trees takes place this week and next (Dec. 31 to Jan. 5 and Jan. 7 to 11). To participate, residents must remove all foreign objects from the trees and place them curbside separate from trash and recyclables.

Alternatively, residents can drop off their trees at the compost facility through Jan. 31.  


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sheila smyth January 02, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Not sure why the compost drop off facility stops collecting on Jan 1st. This is only the ninth day of Christmas. Many keep their trees up until Jan 6th, in the true Christmas feeling.
Patrick Ball (Editor) January 02, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Hi Shelia, My apologies. The compost facility accepts trees through Jan. 31. I mistakenly omitted the 3. Best, Patrick
x January 02, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Patrick, Happy New Year and all the best for the Patch in 2013. It is too bad the Lexington composting facility is limited in what it will handle. The handful of conservative contributors here might suggest that most of the liberal ruminations on the Patch would be best if composted. It is also a shame that Lexington's own... Jill Stein did not become President. Her administration would have been a wonder to behold, much more interesting, and a lot less predictable than Obama's. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III


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