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Not sure what to do with all that wrapping paper, or those greeting cards after the holidays? Before you toss it all in your recycling bins, check out these guidelines from our local recycling haulers.

 

YES - Put it in the Bin

  • Cardboard boxes
    • Shipping Boxes
    • Large appliances or electronics boxes
    • Glossy or Regular boxes
    • Gift Boxes - Must be T-shirt size larger
    • NO Jewlrey gift boxes
    • Must be FLATTENED
  • Wrapping Paper
    • Brown Kraft Paper 
    • Traditional wrapping paper
    • NO Glitter or Foil Wrapping paper
    • Must be larger than a standard sheet of paper (no small pieces)

NO - Sorry it is TRASH

  • Store receipts - Too Small to separate from other material
  • Greeting cards and Envelopes - Too Small to separate from other material
  • Plastic containers for take out meals, or pies and desserts 
  • Alkaline Batteries - regular batteries

NO - Sorry it is considered Hazardous Waste - Recycle Here

  • Strings of Lights or Light Bulbs
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Lithium Ion Batteries - usually found in computers, laptops, cameras, phones, etc
  • Old or Broken Electronics, including televisions, computers, radios, etc

 

Christmas Tree Recycling 680X382 

Municipal Tree Disposal

Recommend cutting tree into 4 ft sections before placing curbside for collections. Be sure to remove all stands, tinsel, lights, ornaments, and decorations. See specific communities collection options below. 

  • Edinboro Borough
    • Place tree at curb for pick up by Tri-County Industries on regular scheduled refuse collection nights 
  • City of Erie
    • Place tree at curb for pick up by city on regular scheduled refuse collection nights (weeks of December 25th – January 24thonly)
  • Fairview Township
    • Place tree at curb for pick up by Waste Management on regular scheduled refuse collection nights 
  • Girard Borough 
    • Place tree at curb for pick up by the borough on regular scheduled refuse collection nights 
  • Harborcreek Township
    • Bring tree to Harborcreek Township Composting area; Drop off is just before compost site entrance; open 24/7 for free drop-off. 
  • Lake City Borough
    • Place tree at curb for pick up by Waste Management on regular scheduled refuse collection nights
  • Lawrence Park Township
    • Place tree at curb for pick up by Waste Management on regular scheduled refuse collection nights 
  • Millcreek Township
    • Place tree at curb for pick up by Advanced Disposal (week of January 7th – January 11th only) on regular scheduled refuse collection nights 
    • If you are not a customer of Advanced Disposal, the Millfair Compost & Recycling Center will open for the season and accept leftover Christmas Trees beginning March 18, 2019.
  • North East Borough
    • Place tree at curb for pick up by the borough for pick up any day of the week
  • Summit Township
    • Place tree at curb for pick up by Waste Management on regular scheduled refuse collection nights 
  • Wesleyville Borough
    • Place tree at curb for pick up by the borough any day of the week

 


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