Christmas in Riverbank has come and gone, so the time will be here soon to dispose of that tree from the living room. City authorities have again arranged for disposal of the season's greenery, beginning next week.
Gilton Solid Waste Management, the garbage disposal contractor with the city, will provide curbside collection for two full weeks, beginning on Monday, Jan. 6, and ending on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.
The trees will be picked up on the customer’s regular garbage collection day. The trees will be picked up from the street in front of homes only, even if you have alley service, according to program officials.
Also make note that the trees need to have all metal stands, lights, and ornaments removed, including tinsel.
Officials added the trees should be placed on the street surface next to the curb, but not to block the flow of rainwater in the gutter. And they should be at least six feet away from vehicles or refuse cans.
And they note that treated trees, those with flocking, paint or fireproofing, should be cut up and put into the refuse can, as they cannot be recycled.
Questions about the process or schedule should be directed to the city’s Development Services Office, at 209-863-7127; or call Gilton Solid Waste Management directly at 209-527-3781.