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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Curbside Christmas Tree Collection & Recycling Wrapping Paper Reminder


Christmas trees will be picked-up curbside on the following Mondays in January:

Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 24, & Jan 31 (no collection 1/17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Please remove all tinsel, lights, and decorations from tree prior to collection

Just a reminder when you are cleaning up after the holiday festivities, wrapping paper is recyclable. Residents can simply place wrapping paper loosely into the designated blue automated recycling cart for curbside “Single Stream” recycling pick-up. The recycling depot located on Jane Way is open Monday- Friday (except holidays) from 7 AM- 3 PM and Saturday from 6 AM- 1:45 PM. 

Holiday Paper Recycling

Here’s what we know:

Cardboard boxes

Cardboard boxes that arrive on your doorstep are okay to recycle. Empty the box, break it down flat, keep it dry and clean, then put it in the recycling cart. You do not need to remove shipping labels or tape. If your box is dented, beat up, ripped or even a little dirty from the shipping process, it can still be recycled. 

Greeting cards and envelopes

Greeting cards and envelopes made of paper are usually okay to recycle. If they are covered in glitter or made from photo paper, those cannot be recycled. Don’t worry about removing the stamp from the envelope either.

Gift bags

Paper gift bags can be put in the recycling bin. However, gift bags made with plastic or fabric should be reused because they cannot go in your curbside cart. If your paper gift bag has rope handles, glitter or beads, those things need to be removed before placing the bag in the recycling cart.

Tissue paper

Tissue paper can usually be recycled as long as it’s not glittery, metallic or plastic based.

Wrapping paper

Wrapping paper can be recycled. Generally, if you can scrunch it up and it stays in a tight ball, it is paper-based and can be recycled. Other types made from foil or plastic wrap, or if it’s covered in glitter, should be reused or thrown out. 

Ribbons and bows

Ribbons and bows, while pretty, are not accepted in curbside recycling carts. Try to reuse those too.

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