Officials in the Village of Johnson City say Christmas trees will be collected starting January 8 through January 15.

All ornaments, tinsel and garland must be removed and trees should not be left in a plastic bag.

Residents also have the option of dropping trees off at Boland Park behind the baseball field backstop to be chipped into mulch.

The Village Board held its first meeting of the year January 2, taking up a number of organizational items and holding a public hearing on property maintenance.