Safely getting rid of your Christmas tree

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – Southwick’s Fire Chief told 22News that a Christmas tree was somehow involved in a Christmas Eve fire and added that it’s the most flammable thing in your home.

As your tree begins to dry out, don’t just throw it in the trash. There are ways you can recycle your Christmas tree even if you’re living in the middle of a city: if you put you are putting your tree out to the curb, make sure the decorations are off. Most areas will pick up trees during the next two weeks.

Jacob Seldin, the secretary of the Solid Waste Division of Springfield’s DPW told 22News “Collection of our annual shrubberies or Christmas trees will run from January 6th and run until January 30th.”

Seldin added “Collection will be on the corresponding recycling day. So we’ll actually run through both A and B weeks to give everybody at least two chances to get their trees out.” Trees picked up in Springfield are brought to Bondi’s Island and are turned into mulch.

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