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Christmas tree recycling and special holiday trash

Christmas tree recycling and special holiday trash

Starting Wednesday, Dec. 26 Lakewood residents can recycle their Christmas trees and get extra holiday trash hauled away with assistance from the city’s waste hauler, EDCO Waste and Recycling Services. 

Christmas tree disposal. For two weeks after Christmas (from Dec. 26 through Jan. 8), EDCO will pick up discarded Christmas trees on your trash collection day. Flocked trees are OK, but ornaments, tinsel, and metal or plastic stands must be removed. Wooden tree stands can be left on the tree. The tree must not be in a bag. Trees over six feet tall must be cut in half. Place your tree near your carts on your parkway or next to the curb.

Extra holiday trash. For the week immediately following Christmas, from Dec. 26-31, EDCO will run an extra truck each trash day to help residents with added holiday-related trash. Residents should continue to use their existing carts as much as possible, but you can also leave up to 10 standard-size trash bags about two feet from your cart for pick-up. Holiday and appliance boxes may be left there as well. There is no charge for this extra service and no need to call EDCO in advance.

Bulky item pickup service returns Jan. 9. There is no bulky item pickup service from Dec. 24 to Jan. 8. The service starts again on Wednesday, Jan. 9. To use it, call EDCO at 562-531-3054 by 3:30 p.m. at least one day before your normal trash day.