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A Christmas tree sits by a parking meter on the sidewalk of Mountain Street near the Fayetteville Square.
Once the holiday season is over, don’t go getting any wild ideas of planting your Christmas tree in the front yard. We hate to break it to you, but that thing is already dead.
Just place it by the curb on your regular trash pickup day and let the city recycle it for you.
Make sure to remove all decorations, lights, stands and tinsel and leave ample space around your trash cart and recycling bin to ensure your tree is collected.
The city’s Solid Waste and Recycling Division will pick up trees through Jan. 13.
If you simply can’t bear the sight of your poor tree as it sits there waiting to be collected, you can take it “to college” (aka the Fayetteville Compost Facility) free of charge during normal operating hours.
The facility is located at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. in southeast Fayetteville. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month. The facility will be closed New Year’s Day.