Athens Services Will Collect Holiday Trees for Recycling Beginning December 26

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Holiday Trees are 100 percent recyclable. They will be collected by West Hollywood’s solid waste hauler, Athens Services, beginning Saturday, December 26, 2020, through the second week of January, 2021. Athens will not pick up trash on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020 or on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2021. Services will be provided one day later than the regular scheduled pickup day. Plan your trash accordingly.

Tips to ensure successful collection of holiday tree include: remove stands, ornaments, lights and tinsel; place holiday trees at the curb; trees over six feet in length must be cut in half; trees with flocking or fire retardants are acceptable; and please do not leave the tree in a plastic bag as the bag gets caught in the chipper blades.

Remember that gift boxes, wrapping paper, and other paper packaging can be recycled with regular paper and cardboard recycling. During the holidays, many people get rid of outdated electronics. Residents should take old electronics to a collection center such as Goodwill or the UCLA S.A.F.E. Drop-Off Center. For details, please visit www.weho.org/city-government/city-departments/public-works/environmental-services/trash-and-recycling.

Bulky or large items, such as refrigerators, carpet, and wood, can be picked up at no charge to residents, limited to one or two items. Please call Athens Services directly to find out details and arrange for a pickup.

When there is a larger amount of trash than typical and trash and recycling bins or carts are full, do not place extra trash and recycling on the ground with bins and/or carts. Please contact Athens Services to schedule extra services to accommodate extra trash and recycling.

Call the Athens Services Customer Service Office at (888) 336-6100.

 

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