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December 28, 2010 > Garbage service and free tree recycling for Newark residents

Garbage service and free tree recycling for Newark residents

Tri-Cities Waste Management is providing free Holiday Tree Recycling on regular collection days in January.

Newark residents are asked to place clean trees (free of flocking, ornaments, tinsel and stands: plastic, metal or nailed wood) curbside. Cut trees to 5'-6' lengths. 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.

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 (510) 563-4216. Visit website: to learn more.

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.

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