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Christmas tree - collection of

Original post made by Anna, Downtown North, on Jan 1, 2008

How do I get rid of my Christmas tree? Can I just have it out on the curb on the day of my garbage collection? I could not find any info about what to do with my Christmas tree in the web site from the city of Palo Alto. Thanks for any response.

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Posted by Anna
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 1, 2008 at 3:00 pm

One more thing. Is there an specific day for the Christmas tree collection? Thanks again.


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Posted by Palo Parent
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jan 1, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Leave it at the curb on your trash/recycling day. Not accepted if "flocked" or overly covered in tinsel. Must not be in any lengths longer than four feet.


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Posted by "Lou"
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 2, 2008 at 4:22 pm

The direction on how and when to do this have been in the utility bill inserts and in the local papers - repeatedly. If in doubt, call PASCO.


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Posted by Sunshine
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Dec 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

Holiday Tree Collection
Cut your trees in 4-foot lengths and remove tree stands, all ornamentation, tinsel and nails. Apartment and condominium complex managers and/or owners, please call GreenWaste at 650-493-4894 for information regarding tree collection locations for your complex.

For further residential garbage collection information, or for commercial holiday schedule, please contact GreenWaste directly at 650-493-4894.



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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Traditionally, Christmas trees should be displayed until 12th night, the 12th day of Christmas which is 6th January. Doing so beforehand is curtailing Christmas. It only starts on December 25th (or 24th arguably) up until then it is advent or preparation for Christmas. Please don't cut the Christmas season short. It is so sad to see them on the curb before the children go back to school.


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