How do I dispose of seasonal items?
Find out how to properly dispose of seasonal items (and why) by hovering over the images below.
Plastic Easter Eggs
Be sure to reuse these eggs before you throw them in the trash.
Our green waste grinders can not handle pumpkins, but if you are able to let them decompose in your garden or yard, that is the best option. Or, if you compost at home you can add these gourds to your compost. Otherwise, they must be placed in the trash.
*Leave trees curbside*
Place tree at curbside on green waste collection day, or trash collection day if you do not have green waste service. If you live in an apartment complex, please place tree next to the trash bin. View guidelines here.
Be sure to reuse these decorations before you throw them in the trash.
Please remove any hardware and decorative elements from the wreath before placing it in your green waste container.
Please remove any hardware and decorative elements from the mistletoe before placing it in your green waste container.
Non-Glittery Wrapping Paper
Wrapping paper without any glitter can be placed in your recycling container. If it is still in good condition, save it to be reused. Skipping the wrapping paper altogether is the best solution – try wrapping gifts with fabric, or use old newspaper/magazines.
Glittery/Iridescent Wrapping Paper
Wrapping paper that has glitter or is iridescent should be placed in the trash if you can not reuse it. Skipping the wrapping paper altogether is the best solution – try wrapping gifts with fabric, or use old newspaper/magazines.
Tissue paper is so thin, there is not enough paper pulp to be recycled. Try to reuse tissue paper before throwing it away.
Bows and Ribbons
Many bows and ribbons can be reused several times before you throw them in the trash.
Simple Greeting Cards
Simple paper greeting cards without glitter or other decorative elements can be recycled along with their envelopes.
Fancy Greeting Cards
Greeting cards with glitter or other decorative elements must go in the trash.
Glossy Photo Cards
Glossy photo cards printed on photo paper must go in the trash.