Christmas tree collection to begin
NASHUA- The Solid Waste Department will pick up Christmas trees at curbside for two weeks, starting Monday. Tree stands and ornaments must be removed. Trees should not be put into plastic bags and will not be picked up if stuck in ice or snow, or placed on top of a snow bank. Trees should be placed at curbside by 6:45 a.m. on the regular collection day during the two-week period. The Four Hills Landfill and Recycling Center will close at 1 p.m. today. The Solid Waste Department office will not open today, and the landfill will be closed Saturday. Normal operations will resume Monday. The curbside pickup of oversized bulky items, such as mattresses and furniture, will start again during the week of Jan. 24. People must schedule an appointment with the Solid Waste Department a week ahead of time to get onto the pickup list. Each year, a household may have up to five bulky items picked up at no charge; any additional item costs $25 each. Residents should call 589-3410 to request a pickup of oversized bulky items, or may register online at the city’s Web site, www.gonashua.com.