Christmas is over, folks. You gotta get that tree out of your house while the NYC Department of Sanitation is still picking ’em up. Otherwise, you just might find yourself in July attempting to convince your pals that the desiccated pine in the living room is some kind of edgy art piece (trust us, they won’t buy it).

Here’s a simple, two-step process to properly dispose of your celebratory conifer in Brooklyn.