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Registration open for Christmas tree collection

With the holidays fast approaching, the City of Oshawa advises residents registration is now open for curbside Christmas tree collection.
Residents can register at www.oshawa.ca/treecollection or by calling Service Oshawa at 905-436-3311.
They are asked to register their address by Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in order to receive curbside collection of their Christmas tree.
Once registered, residents will receive curbside collection of Christmas trees during the week of Jan. 13 to 17. Tree collection may not coincide with resident’s regular waste collection day. All Christmas trees will be collected no later than Friday, January 17.
Tree collection reminders and requirements include:
– Place the tree at the curb no later than Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 a.m., regardless of residents’ normally scheduled waste collection day.
– Trees longer than 1.8 m (six feet) must be cut in half so that they fit in the truck.
– Ensure trees do not become stuck or frozen in snow banks.
– Because the trees are composted, it is important to remove tinsel, decorations, lights, stands and plastic tree bags.
City staff note registering an address for Christmas tree collection helps the municipality plan efficient collection routes by eliminating the need to drive every street resulting in cost savings and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
For changes to waste collection schedules during the holidays and collection reminders download the Durham Waste App.

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