The Darien Department of Public Works will conduct its annual Christmas tree pick-up program according to the following schedule: Important reminders: \u2022 Christmas trees must be at the curb by the first morning of the scheduled pick-up. \u2022 Christmas tree pick-up is conducted on public streets only. \u2022 Residents are asked to refer to a Town map to determine their designated area for schedule. \u2022 The schedule has been rotated from last year. \u2022 Public Works does not have more specific times of pick-up. \u2022 In the event of significant snow accumulation the program may be delayed, please be patient. \u2022\u00a0 Once collection is complete, trucks will not return until the next scheduled pick-up. \u2022 Christmas wreathes, brush, grass clippings, garbage or other materials with not be collected. \u2022 Christmas Trees with bags, netting, stands, or lights will not be collected. \u2022\u00a0 Residents with valid RDA stickers may still bring Christmas Trees to the dump. Donate to river aquatic life For an alternative tree disposal idea, the Mianus chapter of Trout unlimited is collecting disposed real Christmas trees (without any decor) to turn them into habitat for the Norwalk and Mianus rivers. The final collection is this Saturday, Jan. 13 from 10 to 2 at Merwin Meadows Park, 52 Lovers Lane, Wilton. Suggested donation is $10. Your tree will join hundreds of others in helping stabilize stream banks, reduce erosion and create refuge habitat for juvenile trout and other aquatic life. Trees will be anchored into the stream channel during the summer months in structures called 'conifer revetments' which, over time, capture sediment from the river and narrow the stream channel. This new, narrower channel helps create deeper pools in the stream, increase water velocity and maximize trout habitat in the river. More info: MianusTu.org The details on the town's Christmas tree collection along with a map of areas and a street by street number area guide is posted on the Town of Darien web page at www.darienct.gov.\u00a0Collection on weekdays only. No collection on Monday, Jan. 15,\u00a0 MLK JR holiday. The Department of Public Works can be contacted at 656-7346.