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Don't Bag Your Discarded Christmas Tree in New Rochelle

The discarded trees are starting to pile up on New Rochelle curbs.

As a reminder, New Rochelle sanitation crews will cart away your discarded Christmas tree through the month of January. 

According to the City's Web site, you need to make sure Christmas trees are stripped of tinsel, lights and ornaments. DO NOT put it in a plastic bag

All trees must be placed at the curb by Feb. 1, because after that date, the next opportunity for collection will be during yard waste collection beginning in the spring.
Dana ziogas January 16, 2014 at 07:04 AM
Yes please! Ellenton avenue/hillcrest avenue have not been picked up in over 2 months :-(!!
Robert McCaffrey January 16, 2014 at 08:06 AM
Suck it up. While I don’t fully support the way things are done and the many short falls of the system, If you bagged or mulched your leaves they would be gone by now. We had several early storms to deal with, subzero temperatures, holidays and I believe we lost a few vehicles due to breakdowns and the fire. Sometimes you have to decide which are more important, Xmas trees, snow, garbage, recycling and or the leaves all at the same time for that matter. Support your DPW Commissioner because if anyone was paying attention, this is something he is working out currently. He can’t make up for the years of prior screw ups over night!
Nummy January 16, 2014 at 09:42 PM
Mr McCaffrey, look around at other City's you well find their leaves have been picked up and as far as you say " We had several early storms to deal with, subzero temperatures, holidays and I believe we lost a few vehicles due to breakdowns and the fire." this has been happening for years, also I think the NEW DPW Commissioner has been at it for two if not three years, sounds like your making excuses for a still screw up system. The piles are taking up parking spots and their getting wash down in the drainage system just waiting to cause some major flooding.
Dana ziogas January 17, 2014 at 02:52 PM
Not only are the piles taking up parking spots and are getting washed down the drainage systems just waiting to cause major flooding but everybody just keeps piling their garbage/yard waste to the piles. On our street ours are loaded with pumpkins, plans, tress, branches, etc... It is ridiculous!!
Robert McCaffrey January 24, 2014 at 08:52 AM
Sorry you two have the problems you do. From your comments, I gather you are from the south or west side. I am not making excuses for the DPW Commissioner, just being realistic. Having an operational background and being active and involved with some people from the city, I am familiar with the obstacles they face. I would urge you to go to Talk of the Sound and read an article called, “New Rochelle DPW Tackles Large Snow Storms...and Critics” By Robert Cox on Thu, 01/23/2014. http://www.newrochelletalk.com/content/new-rochelle-dpw-tackles-large-snow-stormsand-critics It is a conversation with DPW Commissioner Alex Tergis about what he has to face, I believe Alex is doing good work. He came into a DPW Department that was a disaster of miss-management and poor planning. Like many parts of City Hall. Give him a call, talk to him yourself have conversation rather than complaining. Also attend some Council Meetings get involved urge your friends and neighbors to do the same. While we need to get rid of some/a lot of dead weight in this city, some of the people do a good job and do care. Good Luck!

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