There are a number of items that can be recycled this holiday season:
Gift tags and boxes
Glass – wine, beer and champagne bottles
Soda cans and bottles
Department store sales flyers and merchandise catalogs
Paper grocery and shopping bags
2014 telephone books and calendars
In addition to recycling holiday materials, residents have another opportunity to recycle in a big way. The Streets Department’s 2015 Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program will run from Monday, January 5 through Saturday, January 27. After the completion of the program, Department of Parks & Recreation will take the trees for composting and/or shredding for mulch. When dropping off trees, residents are reminded to make sure the trees are free of all decorations and untied. Trees may be taken to any of the following Streets Department’s Sanitation Convenience Centers Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
New this year, there will also be 23 drop-off sites stationed throughout the City on Saturday, January 10 and Saturday, January 17 for citizens to drop off their trees for recycling between 9:00 am to 3:00pm. Residents may visit our website www.philadelphiastreets.com/holiday/2015-christmas-tree-recycling-program to find the nearest location. The drop-off sites will only be available on these two Saturdays.
Christmas trees set out for curbside collection will be picked up as trash and not included in the recycling program.