Holiday recycling options for you

Updated November 23, 2020
Holiday recycling options for you
As you deck the halls and dream of a white Christmas, know that you have alternatives to ensure that your holly, jolly holiday includes recycling.  With the “One Big Bin” approach to trash—you toss, we sort—recycling is done for you! But, not everything belongs in the trash and there are ways to save space in your bin.

Here are six ways to recycle this holiday:

Cardboard: We all have cardboard tsunamis in our home around this time of year. Consider taking cardboard (like that big box that once contained your brand-spanking-new-flat screen) to a drop-off location. Please note: flattened cardboard should be dropped off at the recycle sites. Get site locations.

Beverage Containers: (Also known as California Redemption Value—CRV) Take your plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers to a buyback center to get back the deposit you paid when you bought them. Be sure to check what items qualify for redemption. Another option for CRV is the city recycle drop off sites.

Electronics: Need to get rid of your old flat screen? Take a trip to the landfill and dispose of it for free. You can also contact us for free pick up! Call and we'll haul.  Get more information on our free curbside pick up program.

Batteries: When you’re ready to discard old batteries from all those new gadgets you got for Christmas, you can drop them off at numerous locations throughout Placer County. There are several locations in Roseville. And, remember, tape the ends of batteries to avoid a spark. 

Christmas Trees: Your Noble Fir will need a home after you say goodbye to Christmas. Cut your tree into smaller sections and place it in your green waste container, find a tree drop-off location near you or support our local Boy Scouts and have them pick up for you! Get drop off details.

Fats/Oils/Grease: Frying a turkey? Making stuffing with bacon? (Yes, please!) Pouring it down the drain could lead to clogged drains. Instead, pour cooled oil and grease into a sealable container such as an old mayonnaise or peanut butter jar, and contact us. We can pick it up for free.

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