WESTMINSTER — The city's Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the Carroll County Department of Natural Resource Protection, will be grindingChristmas trees into mulch from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at the city-owned vacant lot behind the city Maintenance Shop at Tuc Roadand Locust Street.
Residents are requested to drop off their trees during those hours tomorrow. Christmas trees should be stripped of all ornaments and decorations, including tinsel and icicles.
The mulch from the trees will be used for public purposes.
Residents dropping off trees may receive a coupon that can be redeemed for a sapling between April 5 and 9. Coupons can be picked up atCity Hall, 100 Longwell Ave., in the second floor offices of the Department of Public Works.
For those who do not wish to drop off their trees tomorrow, the city will offer curbside pick-up of Christmas trees beginning Tuesday.
City residents are asked to contactthe Maintenance Shop at 848-9077 to arrange for the curbside service.