Holiday Recycling Options

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they can also generate a lot of preventable waste. Below are just a few suggestions for going greener this holiday season.

Cleaning Is a Recycling Opportunity
The holidays can be a mess to clean up after, but getting rid of all that clutter is a great opportunity to use the recycling options provided by the City of Columbia Heights and local donation drop spots. Call (763) 706-3700 for more info or to request a recycling packet.

Shed Some Light
Holiday string lights are a beautiful decoration during the dark days of winter. When your current string lights burn out, you can bring them to the Columbia Heights Recycling/Drop Off Center (see below).

Consider the Christmas Tree
Citywide Christmas tree pickup will begin Mon, Jan 4, and continue through Fri, Jan 15. Residents must call 1-888-960-0008 to schedule the pickup. Don’t buy a flocked or painted tree as they can’t be composted. Bring artificial trees you want to get rid of to the recycling center (see below). Remove all lights and decorations before disposal.

Columbia Heights Recycling/Drop Off
 • Dumpster for cardboard and extra recycling carts available
 • Open Sat, 9 am to 1 pm, closed holiday weekends (will be open Jan 2, 2021)
 • Madison Street and 38th Place NE

12-29-2020