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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Xmas tree with champWondering how to dispose of your Christmas tree?  The best option is to recycle your tree. Here’s information about Christmas tree recycling and pickup in local towns.  Timeliness is important – most towns have a short schedule for Christmas tree pickup. 

**This post was written in 2009. Here’s info about Christmas tree recyling in 2012.  (Where does the time go?!)

Trees left for recycling must be bare – free of tinsel, not bagged, and without a stand attached.

Wreaths and garlands are wrapped in wire and cannot be left for mulch pickup.  Wreaths and garlands should be disposed of with your trash.


Christmas Tree Pickup in Cambridge

Cambridge recycled over 4700 trees last year.  Trees are chipped and spread as mulch in City landscaping projects.

Cambridge will pick up trees for mulching on your regular trash and recycle day from December 28th to January 8, 2010.


Somerville Christmas Tree Recycling

Somerville picks up trees for mulching during January.  After January trees that are left out will be picked up as regular trash.  For more information call the Somerville DPW at 617-666-3311.


Arlington Christmas Tree Pickup Schedule 

Leave your Christmas tree in Arlington curbside for recycling on your regular trash day during the week of January 11 to 15, 2010. 


Watertown Christmas Tree Recylcing

Xmas trees will be picked up curbside during January and chipped for recycling.  Call the Watertown DPW at 617-972-6420 for more information.


 Medford Christmas Tree Disposal

In Medford you can put your tree on the curb on your regular trash pickup day.  Supposedly Waste Management brings trees to a compost facility. 


Belmont Christmas Tree Pickup

Unfortunately in Belmont trees are left out with the trash and are not recylced. 


Don’t see your Massachusetts town listed here or missed your local Christmas tree recycling pickup?  Here’s a link to a local landscaping company that accepts organic materials for dropoff.  I’m not sure of costs entailed – and they sell mulch too – call Landscape Express in Woburn at 781-933-3818 for more info.

It’s really too bad that some towns don’t turn Christmas trees into compost.  Some Boy Scout troops are starting tree pickup projects where, for a small donation, Scouts will come by and pick up trees for recycling.  If you can’t get  your town on board with turning trees into mulch perhaps a project by the Boy Scouts would be well received.

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