Christmas Tree Pickup for Wallingford and Meriden
Now that Christmas is over and 2016 is staring us in the face, many people may be wondering what to do with that Christmas tree before it drops all its needles all over the living room rug. Here's the info you need for both Wallingford and Meriden:
In Wallingford, the Department of Public Works will begin curbside pick-up of Christmas trees on Monday, January 11th in all sections of town. Trees must be stripped of all decorations, tinsel, bows, etc, and be placed by the curb no later than Sunday, January 10th.
This is a one-time pick-up, so be sure to have your trees out at the curb prior to the deadline. In the event you miss it, however, you can take the tree to the Wallingford Compost Area at no charge. The Wallingford Compost Center at 157 John Street will be open Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM until January 15th. The Compost Center will be closed from January 16th until March 15th, 2016. Any questions should be directed to the DPW at (203) 294-2105.
Meriden will be collecting trees in two phases. For residents who live on the east side of the city, the department of Public Works will pick up your trees from January 11th to January 22nd. West side residents will have their trees picked up between January 25th and February 5th, so you can have that Christmas-y feel a little longer!
Again, the trees must be cleaned of all types of ornaments before being placed at the curb. If you'd rather dispose of your tree yourself, you can take it to the Meriden Transfer Station on Evansville Avenue near Meriden Markham Airport. The hours of operation are Mondays from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and the first and third Saturday of the month from 7:30 AM to 12 noon. Any questions can be directed to the DPW at (203) 630-4018.
So, now that you know how to get rid of your lovely tree, you can rest easy and get the maximum amount of enjoyment from it. Just don't forget to clean up those pine needles...