Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announces that the Town will have two drop-off locations for safe disposal of discarded Christmas trees after the holiday season concludes. The drop-off locations, which will be located at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa and William Bennett Community Center in Hicksville, offer residents a safe and environmentally-friendly manner of disposal for those who do not wish to wait for their next yard waste collection date.
“We all love the beauty of Christmas lights and trees during the holiday season. After the celebrations are over, it is important to discard the tree in a timely manner as Christmas trees can pose as a fire hazard, especially after drying out,” Supervisor Saladino said. “I recently partnered with the Massapequa Fire Department and the Nassau County Fire Marshall’s office to educate residents on the dangers Christmas trees can pose when not cared for properly. Proper and prompt disposal of a dried out tree is very important, and I’m glad to be able to establish these drop-off locations for residents who wish to immediately dispose of their tree instead of waiting for their next scheduled yard waste collection day.”
Roll-off containers will be placed at both John J. Burns Park in Massapequa and William Bennett Community Center in Hicksville immediately following Christmas Day. For additional questions, residents can contact the Town’s Sanitation Division at (516) 677-5848.