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City Reminds Residents of Holiday Recycling
Posted Date: 12/26/2012 10:00 AM
The City of Greensboro reminds residents the proper way to handle holiday garbage and recycling.

Wrapping paper is not recyclable, but is reusable, as are ribbons, bows, tissue paper, and gift bags. Decorations are another holiday item that are not recyclable, but are reusable if stored carefully.

Cardboard is recyclable. Large cardboard boxes must be broken down though into smaller portions and put into the recycling bin.

Christmas trees can be recycled and are collected on your regular trash collection day. Be sure place the tree at the curb by 7 am and remove all lights, ornaments, wire, tinsel, and tree stands. Trees that are over five feet tall should be cut in half or into manageable segments.

Trees may also be disposed of at the City’s White Street Landfill, but normal yard waste disposal fees apply.

The City does have 20 public recycling dumpsters conveniently located throughout the City and are for both resident and business use.

Unwanted electronics such as computers, cell phones, and televisions should be brought to the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Center, 2750 Patterson Street. Do not place these items in either the garbage or recycling bins.

For more information about recycling, please visit the City's recycling webpage.

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