Recycling During the Holidays

Recycling during the holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season will likely leave you with items for recycling or in need of proper disposal. Before tossing items in the waste bin, consider reducing, reusing, or recycling, and be sure you're practicing proper disposal. 

Holiday trees can often be collected along with regular waste during a designated timeframe. Details and restrictions may vary from area to area, to learn about your local tree pick-up options contact your local hauler. Bulky item pick-up for larger items like appliances can also be an option depending on your hauler. For information about local haulers click here

If the holidays are leaving you with excess old batteries, don't aim for the waste bin! Batteries large and small should be taken to your local Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HHWCC).  The same applies to cleaning products and paint. For more information about HHWCCs located in Huntington Beach, Irvine, Anaheim, and San Juan Capistrano click here

Donating clothing and furniture to neighbors or local donation centers is always a great option to reuse and recycle. And before purchasing all those gifts on your list, consider repurposing an item from home. When planning for meals, avoid overbuying food for holiday gatherings. Have a safe and happy holiday!