Holiday Calendar
Holiday Collection Schedule

So that our employees can enjoy the holidays with their families, Recology does not provide collection service on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Day. If your regular collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, your service will be delayed by one day.  Check the Holiday Collection Calendar below!

Holiday Tree Collection

There are two ways residents can recycle holiday trees at the curb:

1. Local Boy Scout Troops 436 and 428 will be collecting and recycling holiday trees within the city limits of Hollister and San Juan Bautista. A donation of $10 is appreciated and supports local Boy Scouts activities and the Gerry Rawn Endowment Fund. Trees need to be on the curb by 9am. For more information call 831.637.8022.

2. Recology San Benito County will pick up your holiday tree for recycling on your normal collection day between January 2-25th. Please remove all decorations and tree stands. Trees may be up to 6 feet in length; please cut anything larger into smaller sections. Flocked trees are acceptable.

Green Holiday Tips!

Looking to incorporate sustainability into your holiday? Check out our list of easy tips to “green” the season!

Holiday parties and other activities present many opportunities to reduce waste through reuse and recycling. The following are just a few ideas to help you reduce, reuse and recycle this holiday season:

  • Host a DIY decorations party! Invite family and friends to create holiday decorations such as ornaments made from old greeting cards, garlands made from strung popcorn, wreaths made from natural foliage, and potpourri made from kitchen spices such as cinnamon and cloves.
  • Try to buying gifts with minimal packaging and/or made with recycled content.
  • Consider the durability of a product before you buy it as a gift. Cheaper, less durable items often wear out quickly.
  • Wrap your gifts in old newspaper! Recipients will enjoy reading the print before opening the gift. Try using the comics section for children’s gifts!
  • Responsibly dispose of holiday lights!