LACONIA — Putting an end to a longstanding municipal service, the Department of Public Works announced Monday that it will no longer collect Christmas trees at the curbside during the weeks immediately after the holidays.
The decision represents an effort by the DPW to make more efficient use of its personnel and equipment.
However, the department will continue to dispose of trees taken to one of three locations. Residents can leave their trees at the brush dump on Hilliard Road at The Weirs on the four Wednesdays in January — January 8, 15, 22 and 29 — between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. when an attendant will be present to assist. Trees can also be taken to the Transfer Station on Meredith Center Road between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon. Drivers must pull on to the scales then drop their trees in the designated area. Finally, trees can be dropped in the marked area at the Memorial Park softball field on West Street.
Residents with questions may call Ann Saltmarsh at the DPW, 528-6379, extension 300.