CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Most Charleston residents will have their trash schedules modified for the next two weeks because of the Christmas and New Years Day holidays.
Customers who normally have trash picked up on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday will have their service pushed back one day -- to Thursday, Friday and Saturday respectively.
The city's street department will also be providing curbside pickup for Christmas trees separate from normal trash collection, just like in past years.
"Just sit them out on the side of the curb and we'll run through the neighborhoods and pick them up," said Gary Taylor, Charleston's public works director.
Taylor said there isn't a deadline when the city stops picking up the trees, and residents are welcome to call the public works department at 304-348-6850 if there are any issues. Christmas trees picked up by the city of Charleston are chipped and sent to the city's compost facility.
Alternatively, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will collect trees at Capitol Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 4. Everyone who brings a tree will receive a gift from the DEP's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan program.
Trees collected by the DEP will be given to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for use in the department's fish habitat program.