(Chandler, Arizona) – Chandler residents have a variety of ways to dispose of their holiday trash and trees that minimizes impact on the environment, including recycling, donating live potted trees and reusing products whenever possible. Watch the above video for a comprehensive guide on holiday recycling and bulk collection tips. You’ll also find a list of helpful videos below, featuring tips on everything from recycling cardboard to re-purposing holiday cards.
Christmas Tree Recycling – Dec. 26 – Jan. 13
Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations:
View map or call 480-782-3510 for tree drop-off locations available Dec. 26 – Jan. 13.
- Please remove tree stands, nails, ornaments, lights and garland before recycling
- Do not place tree in bags
Christmas trees collected are chipped and reused in park landscaping projects.
Christmas Tree Curbside Collection:
- Tree must be out for collection by 6 a.m. on your recycle day Dec. 26 – Jan. 13.
- Place tree at the end of your property, no more than 4 ft. behind the sidewalk. Driver cannot go more than 4 ft. on your property to retrieve the tree.
- DO NOT PLACE TREE IN CAN, ON STREET OR SIDEWALK.
Donating Live Potted Trees:
Live potted Christmas trees can be donated for replanting at City parks. Call 480-782-2745 for details.
Holiday Recycling Videos
Think Before You Shop” videos offer ideas on reducing, reusing and recycling during the holidays.
Brought to you by the Maricopa Association of Governments
Disposable Dinnerware – Instead of paper plates, use real dinnerware to save on holiday trash.
Gift Wrap – Since wrapping paper is not always recyclable, choose a fun alternative.
Greeting Cards – Cut cards in half and reuse as a postcard or gift tag.
Foam Packing – Don’t use foam packing peanuts. Instead use crumpled newspaper.
Cardboard – Recycle cardboard, which, along with paper, makes up 40 percent of landfill trash.
Plastic Bags – When shopping this holiday season, bring your own reusable bags.
Source: City of Chandler