The holiday season is drawing to a close, and it's time to start thinking about cleaning up. Here's a handy guide for disposal of your trees, emtpy boxes and more (if you don't know where to take it).
The Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF), is only open to Wellesley residents with an RDF sticker. You can apply for a sticker at the RDF, more information on the website.
The tree and other types of yard waste can go into the Wood Waste area of the Composting Section of the RDF (near the back of the facility). Make sure you remove the wire and ornaments from the tree before you toss it.
Other yard waste can go into the Compost section of the RDF. See the RDF PDF to the right for more.
Don't forget, throwing trees and yard waste into wooded areas behind your home does count as encroachment.
In the Household Recycling area, the Corrugated Cardboard container is where to toss your empty cardboard boxes. Bear in mind that wrapping paper is not permitted in those containers.
Charity Tree Pick-up Fundraiser
A local 6th grader is running a tree pick-up fundraiser with his brother. Marcus Chalmers, a 6th grader at the WMS, and his brother Derek in the 4th grade at Bates are running a fundraiser where to benefit National Brain Tumor Society (Marcus' charity) and K.I.N.D. (Kids in Need of Desks in Malawi) Derek's charity. They are charging $10.00 and checks can be made out to People to People.
If you have any questions, or to schedule a pickup, please contact Michelle Chalmers at 781.591.9435 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Correction: A previous version of the article incirrectly identified the Recycling and Disposal Facility. This has been corrected. 5:20 p.m.]