Yes, it can be depressing, boxing up the ornaments and dragging the once lovely tree out to the curb.
But on the bright side, you are helping the environment.
According to the Trumbull Website, Trumbull residents may bring “live” Christmas trees to the TEaM Transfer Station on Spring Hill Road for free disposal.
Please note that trees should not be in plastic bags and all decorations such as tinsel, ornaments and lights must be removed. The TEaM Transfer Station hours and location can be found here. The Town will not be picking up any trees curbside.
Alternatively, you may directly contact your residential trash hauler to ask if arrangements can be made through them for curbside pick-up of “live” Christmas Trees.
Got dead lights? Fear not, you can still help the environment. According to Trumbull Recycling Coordinator Robin Bennett:
"Trumbull, Easton and Monroe residents can recycle old strands of Christmas light strands at the transfer station in the scrap metal trailer. They should not put the strands in with the curbside or transfer station recycling containers because it jams the conveyor belts at the single stream sorting facility."
What to (not) recycle in the blue bin:
• Corrugated cardboard mailing boxes
• Gift boxes
• Holiday cards (remove any batteries first)
• Wrapping paper (no foil or metallic)
• Tissue paper
• Gift tags
• Catalogs and magazines
Please do not recycle:
• Gift bows, ribbons or strings
• Holiday light strings
• Plastic bags