Christmas tree removal plan in place
by Courtney Warren
Dec 27, 2013 | 684 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Now that Santa has come and the Christmas gifts are unwrapped it's time to take down the holiday décor in preparation for a New Year.

Cleveland Public Works will begin picking up Christmas trees on Jan 2.

"We'll try to get them all up between then and the 15," said Public Works Director Ray Bell.

"We'll take them up to public works and grind them up and carry them to the landfill," he added.

Residents will need to leave trees at their curb like regular trash to be picked up.

Bell asked that all of the lights and ornaments be removed from the trees before they are placed by curbs because lights and ornaments could damage the machines used to grind trees.

Recycling poppers will also be placed by the depot downtown.

The poppers will allow residents to recycle the extra paper and cardboard during the holidays.

According to a brochure produced by the Cleveland Recycling Commission, "If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year."

Statistics show that each American generates 1,609 lbs. of trash per year and that it takes about 700 years for a plastic bottle to decompose.

The program has mixed paper bins, plastic bottle bins, aluminum can bins, steel can bins, and plastic bag bins.