The next couple of weeks will be filled with sounds of holiday cheer, the chill from the winter air, and sights of twinkling lights. But how do you get rid of the extra waste from the celebrations? We have you covered with a list of the most common holiday items and how to get rid of them.
If you have too much waste to fit in your garbage and recycling carts, our team will be providing extra trucks to help you dispose of your holiday items. From December 21-24 and 28-31, extra garbage and recycling trucks will be stationed at the Residential Recycling Center. Stop by and dump your extra waste in the appropriate truck. Be sure not to bag your recyclables! The Residential Recycling Center will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Residential Recycling will be closed on December 25, 27, and January 1, 3.
Real Christmas Trees
Artificial Christmas Trees
Ornaments can be tricky to get rid of. Most glass and metal ornaments are not able to be recycled and must be placed in your garbage cart. However, all paper ornaments can be placed in your recycling cart. If your ornaments aren’t broken, they can be donated to thrift shops, nursing homes, or charities for others to enjoy.
Electronics and Batteries
Holiday socks, ugly sweaters, and old hats, mittens, and winter coats are great to donate to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army. These items can also be placed in your garbage cart for curbside collection.
For more garbage and recycling resources, visit our recycling search tool and our Garbage and Recycling webpage.
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