How you can recycle this holiday

Updated December 17, 2018
Six ways to recycle this holiday

As you deck the halls, out with the old, and dream of a white Christmas, know that you have alternatives to ensure that your holly, jolly holiday includes recycling. And, of course, making sure your trash bin can withstand all waste that comes with get-togethers, white elephant gifts, presents from Santa and more!

With the One Big Bin approach to trash, you toss, we sort and recycle for you. But not everything belongs in the trash -- or there are ways to create space in your trash bin.

Top six recycling options to consider when caroling through the night:

  1. Cardboard: Consider taking cardboard (like that big box that once contained your brand-spanking-new-flat screen.) There are several convenient options so visit for exact locations.

  2. Beverage containers: Also known as California Redemption Value (CRV), you can take these plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and glass (like all the wine bottles!) to buy back centers. Visit for details.

  3. Electronics: Got e-waste? That other flat screen was so yesterday and you might need to discard it, right? Call us and we’ll haul it – free of charge – from your doorstep. Schedule a pick up by calling 774-5780. Learn about other curbside pick up items.

  4. Batteries: You might have gotten a ton of batteries to power up new gadgets, so when you’re ready discard them, you can drop batteries off at several locations available in the city. Find the location most convenient for you, And, remember, you must tape the ends of your batteries using clear tape before you dispose of them at a drop-off location or before we pick them up.

  5. Christmas tree: Your Noble Fir will need a home after you say goodbye to Christmas. Send it on its way to a new life where we recycle it and create mulch. Learn about disposal options at

  6. Fats, Oils and Grease: Frying a turkey? Making stuffing requiring bacon? (Yes, please!) Be sure to properly dispose of Fats, Oils and Grease. Simply pour cooled oil and grease into a sealable container, such as a coffee can, let it cool and give us a call to either pick it up for free or to find out where you can dispose of it the right way.


Happy holidays. And, happy recycling, too!

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