We have received a response from our representative at Republic Services and wanted to share that with the community.
"The weekly Wednesday yard waste service ceases from the week before Christmas until the 1st Wednesday in March. During this time, small amounts of yard waste will be serviced with the regular trash. Christmas trees are normally scheduled to be picked up the first 2 Wednesdays in January and if you still have a tree to put out, that will be picked up with the regular trash being that it's later in January. In most communities, bulk items (Large/Special pick ups) are placed curbside in front of the homes and this works out nicely with the homeowners and our drivers. "
Concerning central locations for trash - that isn't a requirement for Republic and trash should be put out after dark the day before or morning of our scheduled pick up dates in front of your home.