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- Christmas trees will be collected for composting from January 2-13. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and place trees at the curb by 7 a.m. on recycling day. Do NOT put trees in plastic bags.
- Due to Monday being a holiday, recycling and trash day will be moved back one day.
- Check out all the family fun and events for Boston First Night. Get your button now to enjoy activities like dancing, arts and crafts and more.
- Get off to a running start on New Year's Day with the Jon Connor Resolution Run starting at the at 9:30 a.m. The run is sponsored and free due to the .
- Dec. 31 is the last day to qualify for the Renew Boston program for your no-cost building energy assessments and upgrades to qualifying Boston residents.