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Holiday Recycling Guide

 

Holiday Recycling Tips

1. Purchase wrapping materials that are made from recycled materials and that will also be recyclable.

2. Not sure whether or not your wrapping paper is recyclable? Test it out with the crumple test. Scrunch up your wrapping paper into a ball. If the ball keeps its shape, it is likely recyclable. If it opens back up into a sheet, it is likely not.

3. Holiday lights, tinsel, bows, ribbons, and other decorations are not accepted in the curbside recycle can. Re-use them next year or donate them to a local thrift store. If you have broken holiday lights, give us a call (385-468-6337) and we can point you to a facility that will recycle them.

4. Christmas trees are NOT recyclable! Schedule a pickup with our Christmas Tree Program. We will take it for you to the composting facility. Please be sure to remove all decorations from the tree prior to setting it out on the curb.

5. Break down all cardboard and paper boxes before tossing them in your curbside recycle can.


Blue Recycling Can: What is accepted?

Anything not shown below should be thrown in the regular black trash can.

Remember "WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!" If you have any questions, regarding what's recyclable, please call our Sustainability Coordinator at (385) 468-6337.


Recycle Right Tool

Not sure where to recycle an item? Type any material into the Recycle Right tool to see how to dispose of it properly. Download the WFWRD application on your Android or iOS device to gain quick access to the Recycle Right tool. 

Due to COVID-19 concerns, please contact drop-off locations before dropping off materials or items. Some drop-off depots listed may not be available at this time. 


Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

801-597-0745 or 385-468-3862

(Paint, Oil, Gasoline, Antifreeze, Batteries, Propane, Fluorescents, Chemicals & Electronics)

          6030 W. California Ave. (1300 S.)
          Mon-Sat 7:00 to 5:00 pm
          Closed on Sunday's & All Holidays

          10473 S Bacchus Hwy. 
          Mon-Sat 7:00 to 6:00 pm
          Closed on Sunday's & All Holidays

 


 

How Clean is Clean Enough?

  • Does anything drip or leak out of your recyclable item? If yes, pour it out and dry before placing it in the blue can
  • Do not run your recyclables in the dishwasher
  • One good wipe with a paper towel or dishrag is good enough for the recycling can
  • Ask yourself, "Can what is still in here smear or soil other paper recyclables?" If yes, then it’s too dirty to recycle
  • If cleaning a recyclable item would take too much water, then throw it out

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