Darien Christmas Tree Pickups Start Thursday, Jan 2

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The Darien Department of Public Works will conduct its annual Christmas tree pickup in various parts of town in two two-day sweeps, with the first starting Jan. 2 and the final one concluding Jan. 30.

If you miss the first sweep past your home (assuming you live on a public road) then the second one should come by about two weeks later.

an announcement from the Darien Department of Public Works

Mark your calendar: Here’s the schedule (and here’s a map of town if you need it):

DPW Christmas Tree Pickup Schedule 2020

Image from Darien Department of Public Works

Christmas tree pickup schedule for 2020. There are two pick-up periods for each of five areas of town, one in early January, the other in late January.

Wrapped Christmas Tree Pickup rule

Image from a 2017 Darien Recycling Center post on Facebook

One of the rules: Don’t leave your tree in a bag — the DPW won\’t pick it up if it\’s in one.

Some Important Reminders

—Christmas trees must be at the curb by the first morning of the scheduled pickup.

—Christmas tree pick-up is conducted on public streets only.

—Residents are asked to refer to a town map to determine their designated area for schedule.

—The schedule has been rotated from last year.

—Public Works does not have more specific times of pickup.

—In the event of significant snow accumulation the program may be delayed, please be patient.

—Once collection is complete, trucks will not return until the next scheduled pickup.

—Christmas wreathes, brush, grass clippings, garbage or other materials will NOT be collected.

—Christmas trees with bags, netting, stands, or lights will NOT be collected.

—Residents with valid RDA stickers may still bring Christmas trees to the transfer station.

—This information is posted (here) on the town government website.

—Collection will be on weekdays only. No collection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Monday, Jan. 20.

—The Department of Public Works can be contacted at 656-7346.

This article originally was published at 6:25 p.m. The time stamp was changed to organize it within the Darienite.com newsletter.

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