According to the National Fire Protection Association, at least one-third of house fires that begin with a Christmas tree going up in flames occur in January, a news release said, adding that prompt removal and disposal of a Christmas tree after the holiday season is highly encouraged to avoid any potential hazard.
Residents have until Jan. 19 to get rid of their trees at the landfill. Before taking a tree to the landfill, residents are asked to remove all lights and ornaments. Flocked trees are not accepted for recycling.
The landfill is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. The landfill is closed on Sundays and will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.