Monday, January 30, 2017

Christmas Tree Pick Up - Last Call

The Village of Bellevue provides the service of Christmas Tree pick up during the month of January.  While our goal is to perform this early in the week during January; weather and other work sometimes delay the pick up.  One deadline is for certain.  The Village will not pick up trees placed at the curb after February 3.

The office has been getting calls regarding why the tree has not been picked up.  Sometimes it is because of the weather or reprioritized work.  Other times our staff find that the trees still have lights on them, have wires shaping the branches, are attached to wood stand, in plastic bags, or are flocked.

Flocked trees contain plastics and other chemicals that are harmful to the environment.  The trees that are picked up at the curb are taken to the compost site where they are ground into mulch for reuse. 
Many residents in Bellevue use this mulch around their landscaping and gardening.  The Village also uses this material in their parks where children often play.

Please place your trees at the curb before February 3, 2017.