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Holiday Recycling
Posted Date: 11/24/2009

Holiday Recycling Info

Christmas Tree Recycling
Trees will be collected through the month of January on regular collection days. Remove stands and decorations, and cut trees into 4-foot lengths. Place them in your yard waste cart or at the curb.

Computer and Electronics Recycling
Did you receive a new computer or electronic device? Donate or recycle your old computer and electronics at these locations:

  • De Anza College Computer Scholarship Program – (408) 864-5713, 21250
    Stevens Creek Blvd. Accepting PC’s and laptops only: 750 MHz Pentium II or
    higher or have comparable Pentium-compatible CPU. Program refurbishes
    donated computers for qualifying students at De Anza or Foothill.
  •  City of Cupertino and Apple Computer recycling program, (408) 862-2667,
    10300 Bubb Rd. Open Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 8-4:30. They accept all
    computer components and peripherals, faxes, VCR’s, DVD players, stereos,
    copiers, and TV’s. Proof of Cupertino residency is required.

Extra Holiday Recycling
If you have extra garbage or recyclables from holiday gatherings, here’s how you can get rid of them:

  • Cans and Bottles - If they don’t fit in your cans and bottles recycling cart, put
    extra items into a paper bag and place them next to the recycling cart on your
    collection day. There is no limit to the amount of recyclables that can be set
    out.
  • Cardboard - Flatten cardboard boxes and fold or cut into 3-foot x 3-foot
    pieces. Place them in your recycling bin, or tie in bundles and place next to the
    cart.
  • Wrapping Paper - Gift wrapping can be included with other recycling in your recycling
    cart. Please note the plastic-coated paper, foil wrapping paper, and ribbons
    and bows cannot be recycled (place in the trash).
  • Styrofoam - Blocks of foam can be placed into clear plastic bags and put in the
    Cans and Bottles recycling cart. Foam “peanuts” are not accepted for recycling,
    they can be donated to any UPS Store to be reused.
  • Garbage - Residents with garbage can service (not dumpsters) can use one of
    your two free On-Call Disposal Days for disposal of large amount of trash.

Got Junk Mail?
If your mailbox is becoming overwhelmed with holiday catalogs and solicitations that you don’t want, you can begin to reduce the flow of mail to your house by using a Junk Mail Reduction Kit. Find the kit on-line at www.stopjunkmail.org.