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Christmas Tree pickup.

Question: Would the Town please schedule the trash haulers to plan tree pick up to accomodate Little Christmas, which falls 10 days after  Western Christmas, more accomodatingly than  they did this year?  Many of the Irish and almost all of the Eastern Orthodox Christians,  usually leave their trees up through Little Christmas, taking them down that day or even in the days after.   This year, Little Christmas fell on Tuesday, but tree pick up  was sheduled to start on Monday, the day before. There were streets where the pick up was scheduled for Monday, Tuesday,  and Wednesday. The result was that anyone  on those streets, who celebrated little Christmas ,would have either had to take their trees down early or else missed their pick up. If you've never heard of little Christmas you can google it. My  Mom was Irish so we celebrated it, every year. You can check it out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Christmas   o and also here:  http://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=31303
Moe January 09, 2014 at 08:16 AM
Yes, I would appreciate this since we also celebrate Little Christmas. We had to take our tree down a day earlier than we normally would.
Bob January 09, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Moe and Karin, we leave our tree up (taking it down this weekend) and after leave it in the backyard for birds to get some protection. We then either toss it in the woods to rot and feed the other trees or burn it in the fire pit outside (Never burn in the fireplace!!!). If you have woods behind your house, you can take it down when you want, rather than when the town wants to pick them up.
Bob Rauseo January 09, 2014 at 10:26 AM
While they are at it, can the town also please pick up my Festivus pole?
Michael Iannacci January 09, 2014 at 09:17 PM
Did anybody else have an issue with tree pickup this year? Mine was supposed to be picked up on Monday but it never was. I called Republic Services the other day and they told me that it wasn't picked up because it was over 4 ft?!?!?! I have been here for over 20 years and always buy a 8-9 ft tree and have never not had it picked up. They made me cut it in half and they came today to pick it up. I suspect not too many people buy a tree under 4 ft. Is this something new? I don't remember seeing anything stating trees had to be 4 ft or smaller.
Moe January 09, 2014 at 09:26 PM
Ours was a 7ft. tree and they picked it up.
Mary January 12, 2014 at 08:48 AM
I got a notice on the computer the other day that anyone who needs a tree pickup that didn't get it done on the scheduled day, should call Republic Services and they will pick it up. I really don't think many people buy a tree that is under 4 ft. tall, so that rule is absolutely ridiculous.
SD From T-Bury January 13, 2014 at 02:56 PM
They picked up my 6 foot tree no problem. I hope this gets heard. In the Catholic tradition, Christmas ends at Epiphany, which was January 5th this year. In past years they've collected earlier than Epiphany, and I said something about it, then the following year they made the pickup later.
concernedshopper January 15, 2014 at 02:08 PM
Never came and picked up ours and we made sure it was out on Sunday night, because it was unclear which day they were coming to our street! The 4ft rule is new, and I agree not many people get trees under 4 ft!

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