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Post holiday recycling

With Christmas over, you may be wondering what to do with last year’s Christmas tree.  City spokesman Art Schroeder says in West Sacramento, Christmas trees can be recycled curbside by cutting them into sections small enough to fit in your yard waste cart.

Schroeder says, "Place the pieces in your yard waste cart or place them next to your yard waste cart and they will be collected on your regular service day…You should remove all tinsel, lights, ornaments, flocking and stands.

You can also take your tree to the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Rd 28H for free drop-off.  Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.  For information, call (530) 666-8729.

Holiday waste reduction tips:

  •  Reuse ribbon and bows for craft projects.
  •  Drop off packing peanuts at mailing and shipping businesses for reuse or reuse them for your own outgoing shipments.
  •  Wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, shirt boxes, greeting cards, and beverage containers in your curbside recycling cart      Flatten boxes to save space.   
  •  If you received a new electronic gadget this year, don't forget to recycle the old one. There are several locations in West Sacramento that accept electronics free of charge for recycling.
  • Recycle the batteries too. There are battery collection sites throughout the city. For more information, visit www.WestSacRecycles.org or call the Recycling Division at  617-4590.
  • Before you recycle all of those catalogs, take a minute to pick out the ones you don't want to receive anymore. Call their toll-free numbers now and ask to be removed from their mailing list.

All year round recycling information:

Here's what you put in your curbside green lid cart:

  •   Cardboard boxes (flattened)
  •   Cards and envelopes (window envelopes OK)
  •   Bottles and cans (glass, plastic and metal)
  •   Gift boxes and wrapping paper (except metallic paper)
  •   Extra recyclables are collected at no additional charge. Bag or bundle extra and place next to your recycle cart on your   service day. The driver will empty and refill your cart with the extra material. Be sure that cardboard is cut or bundled so that it will fit in your cart.
  •   Used Cooking Oil:
  •   Liquid fats, such as cooking oil, should not be placed in the garbage. Instead, liquid fats can be properly disposed of from 8  a.m. to 3  p.m. Monday ­ Friday at the City of West Sacramento Public Works Department, 1951 South River Rd.

For more information about Holiday Recycling, call the West Sacramento Division of Refuse & Recycling at 617-4590.


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