Holiday Recycling & Garbage

Holiday Recycling & Garbage Collection

Garbage and recycling are collected on all holidays except Christmas and New Year’s Day.

If your collection day falls on or after Christmas or New Year’s Day, collection will be one day later that week with Friday customers being serviced on Saturday.

Tree Recycling

Curbside Waste Management customers may recycle trees in place of regular yard debris set out at no extra charge. Trees over 6 feet tall must be cut in half. There will be an extra fee for any additional yard waste collected the same week as your tree. Flocked trees are accepted as extra garbage pickup for an extra fee per six-foot sections. Trees with tinsel or ornaments may not be recycled; remove those items.  Don’t have curbside service, use the Find a Recyler Tool from Metro to find an easy option.

String Light Recycling

Did you know you can recycle your old or broken holiday string lights? While you can't throw them in with your regular recycling service, there are plenty of recycling haulers nearby that accept them.

Find a Recycler

You can even mail-in your string lights and receive discounts on your next lighting purchase from certain companies like Holiday LEDs and Christmas Light Source.

Holiday recycling guide. Nice list: paper gift bags, flattened cardboard, plastic bottles, metal cans, newspapers and holiday cards, holiday tree. Naughty list: gift bows and ribbons, tissue paper, foil wrapping paper, styrofoam and bubble wrap, to-go cups and containers.