MILFORD — Curbside or recycled, the Public Works Department will dispose of residents’ Christmas trees this month.

Mayor Benjamin G. Blake is encouraging residents to recycle their trees, he said in a statement.

• Full-length trees can be brought for recycling 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 18 to the parking lots of Walnut Beach, Broadway, or the Tri-Beach Recreation Center, 170 Hillside Ave. Trees will be chipped by the Public Works Department and removed to a department facility.

• The Public Works Department will pick up Christmas trees, along with regular garbage, all month.Trees must be cut into lengths no longer than 4 feet or they will not be picked up, the statement said.