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Christmas tree removal schedule announced

Date: 12/28/2020

AGAWAM – The Department of Public Works (DPW) in Agawam announced that Republic Services will be providing a collection of Christmas trees during the week of Jan 4 to 8, 2021.

According to the DPW, Christmas trees will be collected on the same day as the scheduled trash collection in the city. A truck separate from the regular trash truck will collect the trees.

Any tree that is 7 feet or larger must be cut in half and placed on the tree belt no earlier than 7 a.m. of the collection day, according to the DPW.

Residents must also make sure that their tree is not buried in snow due to excessive plowing or snowfall prior to the scheduled collection days. Trees will not be collected if they are buried in snow, according to the city’s website.

Collection routes for trees will not be rescheduled. In the event of a snow delay during the scheduled collection week, residents are asked to make alternative arrangements to recycle their trees at the Bondi’s Island Landfill.

According to the city’s website, residents may also dispose of trees prior to or after the scheduled collection days at Bondi’s.