Funny how that twinkling evergreen looks so delightful in the living room on Christmas Eve but is such a nuisance New Year's Day.
The city of Boise is offering its so-called "holiday cleanup week" until Saturday, Jan. 4, when residents can push their overflow trash to the curb. We're reminded not to put the trash in boxes or plastic bags but to use 20- to 32-gallon trash cans or carts. No overflow stickers necessary.
Boise residents can recycle Christmas trees and bundled branches curbside from Monday, Jan. 6, through Friday, Jan. 10. Christmas trees set out for collection must be free of lights, ornaments and tinsel, and be cut to 4-foot lengths or shorter. Tree branches must also be bundled and weigh less than 60 pounds. Flocked trees and wreaths won't be accepted for recycling.
The city of Boise will also offer extra curbside collection of leaves during Christmas tree collection week (Jan. 6-10). Leaves must be in paper leaf bags.