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Springfield Department of Public Works Reminds Residents About Christmas Tree Collection

 Friday, December 22, 2017

The Department of Public Works reminds Springfield residents who have Christmas trees for disposal to place them on the curb on their normal recycling day.

The Solid Waste Division will collect them starting January 9, 2018 and end January 19, 2018.  After that time, Springfield residents can bring the Christmas trees to the Bondi Island Landfill and dispose of them at no charge.

As a reminder, all trees MUST be free of any decorative lights, ornaments, decorations or tree stands.

Trees MUST NOT be placed in any bags or boxes.  Please lay trees on their side.  Please do not tie them up with anything.

Items should be placed out for collection no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection.

Thank you for your recycling efforts over the past year.  Following are some guidelines for recycling during the holiday and winter months:

Please DO include the following items in your single stream recycling mix:

Corrugated cardboard boxes. Flatten and tie in 3’x3’ bundles, no tape.  No waxed cardboard.
Paperboard gift boxes.
Greeting cards (except those with foil, metallic inks, or glitter).
Gift wrap, gift bags, tissue wrap (except those with foil, metallic inks, or glitter).
Paper shopping bags (any type of handle is okay).
Newspapers/ inserts, magazines/catalogs.
Paper books and phone books.
Junk mail – windowed envelopes are OK.
White and colored paper, computer paper, shredded paper – place in paper bags.
All plastic bottles, jars, tubs and plastic microwave trays/containers under 2 gallons in size.
Glass bottles/jars, all colors and sizes – please remove and discard all caps.
Aluminum, tin/steel cans and lids and aluminum foil.

Please DO NOT include the following items in your recycling mix:

Ribbons, bows, and tinsel. Packing peanuts and Styrofoam. Holiday lights. Paint or aerosol cans or other metal items. Broken or other glass such as light bulbs, window - auto glass, dishes, glasses, Pyrex, ceramics. Plastic grocery/newspaper bags. Containers over 2 gallons in size, motor oil, chemical or foam containers or flower pots. Pizza boxes. Batteries. Used paper plates, cups, napkins, toilet tissue.

For additional information on collection days residents can call 3-1-1 or (413) 736-3111.

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