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TOL PR 2016-12-05 Christmas tree recycling Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release December 5, 2016 Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Christmas Tree Recycling for Leesburg Residents CSI will collect live Christmas trees during the first two weeks of January from curbside trash customers. Leesburg, VA (December 5, 2016) – Leesburg residents can put their live Christmas trees at the curb for recycling collection in January. CSI will collect Christmas trees on the following days: SE/SW Quadrants Thursday, January 5, and Thursday, January 12, 2017 NE/NW Quadrants Friday, January 6, and Friday, January 13, 2017 Residents should prepare their trees for collection, using these tips:  Remove all decorations. Check carefully for items hidden behind thicker branches or limbs.  Remove tinsel, fake snow, angel hair and garlands.  Remove all lights.  Remove all twine, metal or plastic ties, and string.  Remove stands and bases.  Do not place trees in plastic tree disposal bags.  Place trees at the curb the night before collection day . Before January 5 and after January 13, town crews will collect live trees during brush collection, as long as the tree trunk is less than 6 inches in diameter. You must place the tree at the curb by Monday evenings for this service. For more information, visit the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/ChristmasTreeRecycling. # # #