Holiday Recycling Tips


                                Recycle wrapping paper

Each year, waste in the United States increases 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day—about 1 million extra tons.

Minnkota, our recycling processor, has released their 2019 Holiday Recycling Guide

The most common non-recyclables contaminating the recycling waste stream during the holiday season include bubble wrap, cellophane, string/rope, ribbons and bows, and Styrofoam and other forms of polystyrene foam.

Special collections:
                − Christmas Tree curbside pickup from January 3-14,2022
                            − Place trees 3-5 feet from garbage + recycling cart
                            − Please do not deposit on snow banks
                            − Remove plastic bags, lights, wood, and metal stands
                − Holiday Lights
                            − Don’t know what to do with those old or no longer-working strings of holiday lights? 
                               Making the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights? Either way, recycle the old lights
                               with us!
                            − All types of holiday lights are being collected at: 

The City of Moorhead Transfer Station- 2727 Hwy 10 E
                       The Clay County Electronics Shed behind old DMV(Open Tuesdays 4-6pm)- 1300 15th Ave N
                       Ace Hardware in Moorhead- 20 6th St S

Questions? Please call Public Works at 218-299-5422.