How to Recycle Your Holiday Tree

Residents can put their trees out on their regular collection day.

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 Written by Patch Staff

West Valley Collection and Recycling, the recycling, green waste and garbage hauler for Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and Campbell is collecting up to two holiday trees per residence through Jan. 25 as part of its regular yard waste gathering.

Both December 25th 2013 and January 1st 2014 fall on Wednesday. During these weeks, if your regular collection day is Wednesday, collection will occur on Thursday. Regular Thursday, and Friday collections will also occur one day later

Residents are asked to:

  • Dispose of undecorated natural or flocked holiday trees.
  • Remove stands, tinsel and decorations. 
  • Cut trees into 5-foot or preferably shorter lengths. 
  • Place the tree at least one foot away from WVC&R carts.

Apartment residents should contact their property manager for collection details.

For details, call 408-283-9250.


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yayapap December 27, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Garbage collection is a day later for everyone this week and next.
Pleather December 31, 2012 at 06:15 AM
We did exactly what it said and or tree was NOT picked up
becky mcgraw January 05, 2013 at 08:10 AM
We did what it said and our tree was not picked up either.


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