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Throwing away your Christmas tree? Don’t use a plastic bag

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It's time to start thinking about taking down your Christmas tree. If you live in South Bend, the city has a reminder for you: don't put your live tree in a plastic bag to throw out.

A new ordinance prohibiting the use of plastic bags for yard waste took effect in the South Bend on January 1. The city says the ban also applies to Christmas trees left for curbside pickup.

Tree pickup begins in South Bend on Monday, January 6 starting in the northeast quadrant and moving clockwise through the city. Collection continues through January 17.

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