2013 Holiday Recycling Program
This holiday season, give the gift of a greener Philadelphia! By recycling all of your holiday gift materials and party supplies you can help your Community and City be more sustainable. Every holiday season, tons and tons of valuable recycling material is diverted from the landfill by your efforts. So, wherever you are during the holidays…home base, work space, every place—remember to Recycle Full Cycle. Because recycling Philly style is a 360-degree mindset, that starts this holiday season.
And remember, if you're earning Philadelphia Recycling Rewards points, now's a great time to redeem your points for holiday gifts and store discounts. Just go to www.PhillyRecyclingPAYS.com to check your point totals and participating stores. If you're not signed up yet, now's the perfect time.
So, Recycle Full Cycle for the holidays…to give back and get rewarded too!
See below for a full list of acceptable holiday recycling materials.
Holiday Gift Recycling List:
Holiday Party Recycling List:
- Wrapping paper (no ribbons or bows, please)
- Gift boxes
- Gift tags
- Tissue paper
- Greeting cards and envelopes
- Shopping bags
- Cardboard boxes (empty and flattened)
- Hard plastic casing
- Soda and water bottles
- Milk, water and juice jugs
- Rigid plastic containers and juice bottles
- Yogurt containers and deli trays
- Plastic cups, plates and to-go containers (clear, rigid #6 only, not styrofoam products)
- Many mixed plastic containers and plastic products
Orange juice cartons, milk cartons, juice boxes, soup boxes, ice cream cartons, and more
Tin and aluminum cans
Jars and bottles
Soda and beer cartons
The Christmas Tree Recycling Program:
The program will run for two weeks from Monday, January 6, 2014 through Saturday, January 18, 2014.
Citizens may drop off their trees for recycling at any of the following Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm:
3033 South 63rd Street
Christmas trees brought to these sites should be:
Domino Lane and Umbria Street
State Road and Ashburner Street
What Happens to the recycled Christmas Trees?
- Free of all decorations and ornaments
- Free of plastic bags or wrappings
There will be no curbside collection of Christmas trees for recycling purposes. Trees left at the curb will be considered as trash and will be picked up on regularly scheduled trash days. After the trees are collected at the conveinence centers, Department of Parks & Rec. takes them for composting and/or shredding for mulch.
Commercial entities are not permitted to use these citizen drop-off locations to dispose of their trees. Businesses must make arrangements for the private sector recycling or disposal of their discarded trees.
Citizens who require additional information regarding the Christmas Tree Recycling Program may contact the Customer Affairs Unit at 215-686-5560.
For all city services, call 3-1-1.
Total trees collected at the City's drop-off sites in 2012: 21.96 tons / 43,920 lbs