First of all, let me thank everyone who purchased their trees and garlands this year from the Westfield Area Y’s Men’s Christmas Tree Lot. The response we received was tremendous. We sold out of our entire stock well before Christmas Day. All money raised from the lot helps us with our community programs throughout the year. So, we greatly appreciate the public’s patronage. Speaking of Christmas trees, the City recently released their Westfield Christmas tree disposal information to help residents know where to take their trees now that the holidays are over.
Christmas Tree Disposal in Westfield
Unfortunately, curbside service does not include Christmas tree disposal. However, they do allow free drop off of all trees, Hanukkah bushes, leaves, and other recyclable materials at the Westfield Conservation Center (1300 Lamberts Mill Rd). Every Saturday in January (from 9 am to 3 pm), residents may take these items to the center for free disposal. Make sure to remove any decorations (tinsel, lights, ribbons, etc.) and the tree stand before dropping it off. This free service is only available to Westfield residents during January. Contact the Conservation Center at (908) 789-4100 for further information.
Also, as a quick reminder, 2021 brings us a new recycling service contract with Grand Sanitation. This may affect curbside recycling service for some Westfield residents. For more information, please visit the City of Westfield’s website here.
COVID Rules at the Conservation Center
The Westfield Conservation Center operates under the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines. They observe all social distancing protocols. Be aware that this may create longer than usual lines when dropping off your recyclables. Please remain patient. The staff works as quickly as possible to move people through while watching out for the health and safety of the public. Wear a mask when interacting with center staff. And, if you feel sick, stay home. Feel free to come back when you feel better. We are all in this together.