Recology San Benito County 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.
Recology San Benito County will pick up holiday trees for recycling on your normal collection day between December 26th – January 31st. Please remove all decorations and tree stands. Trees need to be cut into sections no greater than 6ft. 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 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 using 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!