December 24, 2010 > Schedule for Newark garbage service and free tree recycling
Schedule for Newark garbage service and free tree recycling
Tri-Cities Waste Management is providing free Holiday Tree Recycling on regular collection days in January.
Place tree curbside - Only clean trees are acceptable (free of flocking, Ornaments, tinsel and stands: plastic, metal or nailed wood). Cut tree to 5'-6' length. Plastic or flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be cut to fit into the trash cart with the lid closed.
Anytime after the holidays, residents may cut their trees to fit into their Yard Waste cart with the lid closed and the trees will be recycled.
Alameda County has a ban on yard waste in landfills. Recycled holiday trees are ground to create Evergreen Mulch, a soil amendment that nourishes acid-loving plants like azaleas, rhododendrons and blueberries. Evergreen Mulch is available for purchase at the WM EarthCare Center located at 2615 Davis Street, San Leandro, ph: 510-563-4216. Visit website: wmearthcare.com to learn more.
Holiday Schedule: Christmas Day and New Year's Day both fall on Saturdays in December. Regular garbage, recycling and compost collection days will not change due to the holidays.
Residents seeking more information about Holiday Tree Recycling, Collection Schedule or other services provided by Tri-Cities Waste Management, may call (510) 624-5900