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Holiday Recycling Resources

Tue, December 22, 2020 5:02 PM | Tamara Kowalski

See wrapping & packaging tips here

Wondering what to do with those old or broken holiday decorations once the holiday is over?

Most holiday decorations cannot go in your recycling cart, but some communities offer recycling drop-offs. Check your local city or community recycling center to see if they will take them, and see a few ideas below.

String light recycling

See more Holiday Light Tips on TCEQ's Take Care of Texas blog!

Christmas tree recycling

  • Travis County: (December 26 – January 10) Travis County will provide FREE Christmas tree recycling drop-off locations for Travis County residents. See their recycling web page.
  • City of Austin: curbside tree pickup, plus drop-off at Zilker Park; see City of Austin's Tree Recycling page
  • City of Denton: Denton's Solid Waste & Recycling is offering drop-off or curbside pickup (with call to schedule) to compost your tree. See details here.

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