It’s Time to Take It Down: DC Tree Collection

by January 4, 2013 at 9:00 am 2 Comments


Time to take down the tree. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

The holiday season is officially over, which means it’s time to cut back on the booze, cut out the sweets and take down the tree.

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) has specific guidelines for disposing of holiday trees and wreaths, which can all be picked up by the city through January 12.

  • Remove all ornaments
  • Between Sunday, December 30 and Sunday, January 6,place the greenery where you place your trash and recycling for collection.
  • Please do not put the trees in plastic or cloth bags.
  • Trees collected between December 31 and January 12 will be chipped and composted.
  • Any trees not collected by January 12 will be picked up as space in the trash trucks allow over the following weeks.

For more information, visit the DC DPW website.

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