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Posted on: December 11, 2014

[ARCHIVED] City to Offer No-Fee Holiday Refuse Collection, Christmas Tree Recycling

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing will offer its annual no-fee holiday refuse collection and Christmas tree recycling programs to residents this holiday season.

No-Fee Holiday Refuse CollectionIn order to assist residents with disposal of extra refuse generated over the holidays, the City will offer no-fee holiday refuse collection Dec. 23-Jan. 2. During this time, residents can dispose of extra refuse without the use of a yellow City trash bag. Refuse is collected on residents’ normal collection day only, except where changes are necessary due to the holidays:

Yard waste and bulk items are not included and all bags must weigh no more than 40 pounds. Residents are encouraged to help keep disposal costs down by using the City’s recycling drop-off sites, located at 1800 E. State Road and Patriarche Park (corner of Alton Road and Saginaw Street), for cardboard and boxboard.

Christmas Tree RecyclingThe City will once again collect live-cut Christmas trees this winter, which will be chipped and used as mulch in East Lansing parks. Curbside collection of trees will take place Monday, Dec. 29 and Monday, Jan. 5. Advance phone request and stickers are not required. Drop-off sites will be available through Jan. 9 at the following locations:

Patriarche Park – parking lot on Alton Road
Emerson Park – Arbor Drive entranceFine Park – parking lot at Winchester Drive
Valley Court Park – south of the Valley Court Community CenterWhite Memorial Park – parking lot at Pebblebrook Lane

All bags, holiday decorations and tree stands should be removed and trees taller than 6 feet should be cut in half. Residents can call the East Lansing Department of Public Works at (517) 337-9459 with questions.

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