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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) will, once again, be offering extra recycling days, no-fee holiday refuse collection and Christmas tree recycling to residents this holiday season. Extra Recycling DaysEast Lansing residents are encouraged to take advantage of extra, free, City-wide curbside recycling days on the following Mondays: Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Dec. 20 and Jan. 10. These collection days are being offered in addition to residents’ normal curbside recycling days. Residents can fill their carts with clean, accepted items and place them at the curb for collection. All items need to be placed inside the cart with lids closed and carts must be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. to ensure collection. For a full list of accepted items, visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/recycle.Community members are reminded that polystyrene (commonly referred to as Styrofoam™) is not accepted as a part of the City’s curbside recycling program, but it can be dropped off at the East Lansing DPW recycling drop-off site, 1800 E. State Road, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The drop-off site is also a great place for recycling oversized cardboard boxes that won’t fit easily inside recycling carts. No-Fee Holiday Refuse CollectionFor items that can’t be recycled, DPW will also be offering no-fee holiday refuse collection Dec. 14-Jan. 3. During this time, residents can dispose of extra refuse without the use of a yellow City trash bag. Refuse will be collected on residents’ normal collection day only, except where changes are necessary due to the holidays: www.cityofeastlansing.com/holidaycollections. Yard waste and bulk items are not included, and all bags must weigh no more than 40 pounds. Christmas Tree RecyclingThe City will, once again, collect live-cut Christmas trees this winter. The trees will be chipped and used as mulch in East Lansing parks or donated to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for use as rabbit habitats. Trees can be placed curbside for collection anytime between Dec. 28-Jan. 14. Advance phone requests and stickers are not required. Christmas tree drop-off sites will also be available Dec. 28-Jan. 14 at the following locations:
All bags, holiday decorations and tree stands should be removed and trees taller than 6 feet should be cut in half.
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.