Holiday Calendar

Annual Holidays

There will be no service interruption on the listed Federal Holidays, with the exception of New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Please note, the Administrative Office is closed on the following Federal Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

2019-2020 Holiday Collection Schedule

So that our employees can enjoy the holidays with their families, Recology will be closed on Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving Day), Wednesday, December 25th (Christmas Day) and Wed, January 1st (New Years Day). No collection will happen on these days. If your regular collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, your service will be delayed by one day.

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

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

  • Have a create-your-own-decorations party! Invite family and friends to create and use holiday decorations such as ornaments made from old greeting cards or cookie dough, garlands made from strung popcorn or cranberries, wreaths made from artificial greens and flowers, and potpourri made from kitchen spices such as cinnamon and cloves.
  • Think “green” while shopping. Try to buy items with minimal packaging and/or made with recycled content. Check product labels to determine an item’s recyclability and whether it is made from recycled materials.
  • Shop local! Purchase an experience or spa day in your neighborhood.
  • Consider the durability of a product before you buy it as a gift. Cheaper, less durable items often wear out quickly, creating waste and costing you money. Look for items that embody the concept of reuse.
  • Wrap your gifts in newspaper, which is not only recyclable, but also VERY inexpensive. Recipients always have fun reading the print before opening the gift. Not to mention, the gifts can look very pretty. Hint: If you are wrapping for a child, try using the comics section of the newspaper for a fun surprise.
  • Often times the present itself can create the wrapping of the gift. For example, scarves, soft blankets, or even reusable shopping bags, can create very GREEN wrappings for gifts.