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Is that recyclable? Here’s what you need to know about recycling during the holidays.

Released:Nov 21, 2019


(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Nov. 21, 2019) – During the holiday season, Stillwater residents go through packaging and wrapping paper more than any other time of year. Proper recycling is encouraged and appreciated from all our waste management customers.

Here is a list of recyclables accepted in your single-stream recycle cart:

  • Cardboard boxes (flattened)

  • Rigid plastics labeled No. 1, 2 and 5 only

  • Metal cans and containers (including empty Christmas tins that contained popcorn, cookies or candy)

  • Aluminum cans

Place the following items in your trash cart:

  • Gift bags made of foil, shiny, glitter or plastic materials

  • Wrapping paper (all types)

  • Plastic bags

  • Plastics No. 3, 4, 6 and 7

  • Tissue paper

  • Ribbons and bows

  • Packing peanuts

  • Bubble wrap, plastic film or plastic packaging material

  • Plastic strapping

  • Christmas lights

  • Bulbs and ornaments

  • Textiles (tree skirts, stockings or clothing)

  • Ceramics (ornaments, plates, bowls or cups)

  • Electronics (anything with a cord, uses batteries or winds up)

  • Artificial Christmas trees

For live Christmas tree removal, customers can drop of their tree at the Convenience Collection Center (bring a recent city utility bill) or leave it curbside as yard waste, which is collected weekly on your pickup day except for the first one of the month. Trees left curbside must be cut and bundled, with limbs no longer than four feet long, less than 18 inches across and less than 35 pounds.

Residential waste management customers receive trash, single-stream and glass recycling collection on city-observed holidays, but not yard waste collection. Commercial routes run as usual on city-observed holidays.

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