The Hagerstown Department of Public Works will pick up Christmas trees for city residents after the New Year’s holiday.
All ornaments, lights, tinsel and other decorations must be removed from the tree, or it will not be picked up, city officials said in a news release.
Residents may place their trees at the curb in front of their residence as early as 4 p.m. the day before their scheduled collection date and no later than 7 a.m. on their scheduled collection date, the release said.
Public works employees will collect Christmas trees only. No other debris placed by the curb will be picked up at that time.
The following is the schedule for tree pickup in the city, which has been divided into quadrants:
- Tuesday, Jan. 3, and Wednesday, Jan. 4 — From the west side of North Potomac Street to the north side of West Washington Street (U.S. 40) and all areas in between.
- Thursday, Jan. 5 — From the north side of East Washington Street (U.S. 40) to the east side of North Potomac Street and all areas in between.
- Friday, Jan. 6 — From the south side of West Washington Avenue (Rt. 40) to the east side of South Potomac Street and all areas in between.
- Monday, Jan. 9 — From the east side of South Potomac Street to the south side of East Washington Street (U.S. 40) and all areas in between.
For a detailed list of streets by quadrant, go to www.hagerstownmd.org/PublicWorks/publicWorks_index.asp and click on “Xmas Tree Street Name List” on the right side of the window.
Those seeking more information may contact the Hagerstown Department of Public Works at 301-739-8577, ext. 178.