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Recycle Your Tree, Double Your Trash

For two weeks after Christmas, EJ Harrison & Sons will pick up Christmas trees to be recycled and will allow for twice the usual amount of residential customers’ trash at no extra cost. These extra services will be offered to residential customers in Carpinteria on Thursday, Dec. 30 and Jan. 6.

To have your tree recycled, remove ornaments, hooks, lights, tinsel, bows, nails and the tree stand; cut the tree into 4-foot sections; and place it in your tan yard waste barrel on your scheduled pickup day. Flocked Christmas trees are accepted. Collected trees will be processed into various sizes of mulch used on local farmlands, orchards and nurseries.

To have EJ Harrison pick up extra trash, place it in bags alongside your regular green trash barrel. On Dec. 30, extra recyclables will also be collected. Be sure to flatten all boxes and place them alongside your blue recycling barrel.

There will be no delay to residential trash service in Carpinteria due to the holidays; however, commercial service for Saturday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 1 will be delayed to the following Monday of each week.