TRASH REMINDERS, INCLUDING PICK UP FOR THE HOLIDAY AND CHRISTMAS TREE PICK UP AND RECYCLING
Please remember that as of May 2015, CSI will no longer collect cardboard/boxes on trash-only collection days (SE/SW – Monday; NE/NW – Tuesday). This change was made to reduce the amount of recyclable material entering the waste stream and ending up in the landfill instead of the recycling facility. Cardboard should be kept separate from other kitchen/household waste and placed at the curb by 6AM on recycling days (SE/SW – Thursday; NE/NW – Friday).
Cardboard that has not been collected on trash-only days is not considered a missed pickup and crews will not be able to return to collect this material. Please do not mix cardboard with regular household trash or use boxes as trash containers. Additional waste should be bagged and placed at the curb for collection.
DO: Place cardboard next to trash containers or bagged trash for collection on your recycling day.
DO NOT: Mix trash and other material with your cardboard – both trash and recycling crews may leave this behind.
*Note: Residents in the SW & SE did not receive collection on Monday, December 25th.
Residents in the SW & SE quadrants will receive service
for trash, yard waste, recycling, and bulk item collection on Thursday, December 28th.
Residents in the SW & SE quadrants (includes South King Street & West Market Street):
There will be NO trash or yard waste collection on Monday, January 1st.
Trash, yard waste, recycling, and bulk items will be collected on Thursday, January 4th.
Residents in the NW & NE quadrants (includes North King Street):
There is NO change in your collection schedule.
Bulk pickups will occur on Friday, January 5th.
The bulk list will close at Noon on Wednesday, January 3rd.
All requests must be received before then to be on Friday’s list.
Curbside Commercial Customers:There will be NO trash collection on Monday, January 1st.
Christmas Tree Recycling
CSI will collect live Christmas trees on the following days:
- SE/SW Quadrants: Thursdays, January 5 and January 12, 2017
- NE/NW Quadrants: Fridays, January 6 and January 13, 2017
Before and after these collection days, Town Crews will collect trees during brush collection.
Trees less than 8 feet tall and with a trunk size of less than 6″ in diameter may be set out on Monday night for pickup by the Street Maintenance Division during their routine brush collection schedule.
Tips for Preparing Your Tree for Collection.
Please keep the following in mind when preparing your trees for collection. These guidelines apply to both CSI Recycling and Brush Collection pickups:
- Remove all decorations from trees – please check carefully for items hidden behind thicker branches or limbs
- Remove tinsel, fake snow, angel hair, etc.
- Remove all lighting from trees
- Remove all twine, metal or plastic ties and string
- Place tree at curb the night before recycling day or Monday night for brush collection
- Do not place in plastic bags or “Christmas Tree Disposal Bags”
- Remove stands and bases from trees
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle this Holiday Season
Plan your holiday shopping and events with a less-is-more approach. The less material that ends up the in the landfill, the more you help the environment. Look for bulk packaging for holiday party supplies and food staples. Reduce the use of disposable dinnerware and silverware than can’t be recycled. Look for recycled products that you know can be recycled and won’t end up in the trash. A little extra planning in the beginning will lead to an easy green holiday this year!
Consider reuse as another means of preventing items from stacking up in landfills. Could the decorations you grew tired of be of use to someone else? Outgrown clothes can be donated to charities to make room for new holiday or winter apparel. Leftover scraps from craft projects? Perhaps a daycare, school or shelter could use those materials for some projects of their own. Comics from the Sunday paper can be used as a fun (and economical!) wrap for kids’ presents. Holiday cards can be used for craft projects to decorate with for the season. If you’re cleaning out closets from last season’s styles or sizes, check with local organizations – many run coat and winter clothing drives at this time of year. Before putting an item in the trash, consider if it could possibly have a new life somewhere else or with a new/different use.
Make the recycling symbol a part of your seasonal plans. Look for natural products and products packaged in recycled materials – this helps to ensure they can be recycled after their use. Before throwing food scraps in the garbage can, consider starting or adding to a compost pile – vegetable peelings and organic matter can help work with the dried leaves from the fall. Hang on to those boxes and tissue paper – they’re all recyclable! Fall and winter decorations? Pine boughs, pumpkins and other decor can be recycled with compost – wildlife may enjoy the extra food source this time of year. Look for food and beverages that come in recyclable containers.
If you have any questions, please call the number below:
The Department of Public Works & Capital Projects
25 West Market Street
Leesburg, Virginia 20176