The city will take your tree from the curb, but only for two weeks in January.
You may not be ready yet to put an end to the holidays, but your tree must be taken down and go out for composting during the first two full weeks of January or you'll be stuck disposing of it on your own. Beacon Hill collections will be Friday, January 11 and 18. To get your tree ready for removal, make sure to take off all ornaments, decorations, and stands and place your tree on the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling day. Do not put trees in plastic bags. Don't forget to recycle your holiday cards, catalogs and wrapping paper as well. For recycling tips for LED lights and other holiday items, see here.