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Snowy Weather Delays Christmas Tree Pickup in Ridgewood

Officials say late leaf falls, early snow and a reduced workforce have contributed to the delays.

Snowy Weather Delays Christmas Tree Pickup in Ridgewood

If you are a resident of Ridgewood still waiting for your Christmas tree to be picked up, you are not alone.

According to a NorthJersey.com report, a group of residents recently voiced concerns about Christmas trees they’ve left curbside at their houses that the village has not yet picked up. A list of streets that have yet to have curbside Christmas trees picked up includes East Saddle River Road, Jefferson Street, Frederick Street, Wastena Terrace, Fairway Road, and “many others,” the report said.

Ridgewood officials blame snow and other weather events for the delay in pick-up, the report said. Late leaf falling combined with early snowfalls have delayed leaf and tree pick-up, it said.

Village officials also noted that it is down some DPW workers this year, as during the last two it was able to hire some FEMA-reimbursed temporary help after Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.

Officials told NorthJersey.com that residents should call village hall if their trees have not yet been picked up, and that residents can still drop off trees at the Graydon parking lot. Ridgewood typically converts the trees into mulch that is used throughout the village, the report said.

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