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Holiday Tree Recycling

Through January 12

  • Date: December 26, 2018
  • Location: Citywide

Holiday trees are 100% recyclable!  Athens Services will collect holiday trees on normal pickup days beginning Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 through Saturday, January 12th, 2019.

Tips to ensure collection of your Holiday Tree: remove stands, ornaments, lights and tinsel; place holiday trees at the curb; trees over six feet in length must be cut in half; trees with flocking or fire retardants are acceptable; and please do not leave the tree in a plastic bag as the bag gets caught in the chipper blades.

Remember that gift boxes, wrapping paper, and other paper packaging can be recycled with your regular paper and cardboard recycling. During the holidays, many people are getting rid of old electronics, as well. Residents should take old electronics to a collection center such as Goodwill or the UCLA S.A.F.E. Drop-Off Center. For details, please visit 

Bulky or large items, such as refrigerators, carpet, and wood, can be picked up at no charge to residents, limited to one or two items. Please call Athens Services directly to find out details and arrange for a pickup.

If you will be generating a larger amount of trash than you normally do and your trash and recycling bins or carts are full,  DO NOT place your extra trash and recycling on the ground with your bins and or carts. Please contact Athens Services to schedule extra services to accommodate your extra trash and recycling.

For more information, or to arrange for extra trash and recycling services, contact Athens Services’ Customer Service Office at (888) 336-6100. 

Contact: Athens Services (888)336-6100


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