In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part of the original tree. This includes tree stands also.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch. Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove. Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a chimney fire.
Suffolk County will accept live trees through Jan. 15 at Smith Point County Park in Shirley, where the donated pines will be used to bolster the park’s dunes. Trees can be left behind the east booth from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., a spokesperson said.
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