The City of Athens is announcing there will be free Christmas tree pickup of discarded live trees on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning December 27, 2016 and continuing through the month of January. Residents should place Christmas trees at the curb and call the City’s yard waste pickup line at 740-592-3343 to schedule the free pickup. Of note, loose leaf collection is completed for the season. Residents may use the normal yard waste collection program at normal prices for bagged leaves. For additional information or questions call Engineering & Public Works at 740-593-7636.