Curbside Christmas tree pickups begin in New York City

December 30, 2013 7:43:05 AM PST
The New York City Sanitation Department began its annual curbside Christmas tree pickups Monday.

Residents are asked to remove all tree stands, lights, decorations and ornaments first.

The trees will be collected, chipped, and eventually be turned into compost and spread on city parks, ballfields and community gardens.

In the past, the city has collected about 140,000 trees for 'tree-cycling'.

Crews will continue picking up old trees through January 15th.