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For Immediate Release  • December 19, 2013
Staff Contact: Tammy Duerksen, Administrative Supervisor, 303-651-8416

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Save Yourself from “Trashy” Holidays:

City of Longmont Offers Special Holiday Recycling


December 19, 2013 - According to the Environmental Protection Agency, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25% - about 1 million extra tons. The City of Longmont offers several options to help you reduce your waste this season and “Recycle Your Holiday.”

Christmas Tree Recycling – Drop-off Locations

From December 26, 2013 through January 12, 2014 the City will offer four Christmas tree recycling locations:

Please remove all decorations and lights strands from your tree. Additionally, you also can recycle your tree at the Waste Diversion Center year round.

Recycle Additional Holiday Items – Waste Diversion Center

Beginning December 26, 2013 through January 31, 2014 you can bring your wrapping paper, holiday light strands, cooking oil and Styrofoam to the Waste Diversion Center to be recycled.  There will be specially designated bins to recycle these specific materials.

The Waste Diversion Center is located at 140 Martin Street. Business hours are Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Residents should bring a copy of their most recent Longmont utility bill as proof of payment for the city’s waste management fee and a form of I.D. for access into the center. Electronically billed customers should print a copy of their statement or bring a mobile device to show the window attendant proof of payment.  The attendant will direct you to the special collection bins.

Holiday Trash and Recycling Collection

There will be no trash and recycling collection on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25 and New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1. Trash and recycling will be provided the day after each holiday for the rest of the holiday week (for example Wednesday is a holiday, Wednesday's trash and recycling collection will be on Thursday and Thursday's trash and recycling collection will be on Friday).

For more information, visit You can also call the Public Works and Natural Resources Call Center at 303-651-8416 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.