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DC Extends Holiday Tree Collection

Find out how you can still have your Christmas tree picked up by the city.

DPW extends Christmas tree collection for two more weeks. (Patch file photo)
DPW extends Christmas tree collection for two more weeks. (Patch file photo)
Snow, ice and that Polar Vortex put a wrench in District of Columbia Department of Public Works' operations the past couple weeks, leaving curbed Christmas trees out in the cold.

"We have had several snow/ice events, which required the leaf collections drivers to switch over to snow removal operations," a DPW release said. 

But DPW announced Tuesday that with the snow and ice gone, tree collection will resume and continue for the next two weeks. 

Simply put out your tree, wreaths and other greenery with your trash and recycling bins in their normal spot on your normally scheduled garbage day. 

"[Greenery] will be taken to the transfer stations where we will separate out the trees for composting," the release said. 

And if you are still need convincing that it's time to take the tree down, watch this experiment from the National Fire Protection Association.

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