Holiday recycling tips, schedule reminder and free holiday tree recycling

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By Paul T. Rosynsky

Communications Specialist, Northern California/Nevada

Americans generate 25 percent more waste on average during the holiday season than at any other time during the year. Waste Management is working to reduce that amount and is encouraging Winters and Yolo County residents to recycle right during the holidays.

Residents can start by recycling their Christmas trees. There are several options available for tree recycling in Winters and Yolo County. Please ensure all trees are free of decorations, snow flocking and metal stands.

In Winters, trees must be cut to be no larger than four feet and then placed in the green waste street pile for collection during the normally scheduled street pile collection day. Trees can also be cut to fit in the green waste cart. Please ensure the cart lid can close.

Customers living in unincorporated Yolo County can take up to two trees to the Yolo County Landfill for free disposal from Wednesday, Dec. 26 to Friday, Feb. 1. 

Waste Management would also like to remind customers to properly sort holiday waste. Customers can visit to download a handy holiday recycling cheat sheet.

Customers are reminded that collections will be delayed one day for anyone with regularly scheduled service on or after Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For example, if Tuesday is the regularly scheduled collection day, service will occur on Wednesday. Wednesday service will occur on Thursday, Thursday service will occur Friday and Friday service will occur on Saturday.


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