Keep the holidays green by recycling wrapping paper, electronics, cardboard, shoes, clothing, and even trees.
Recycle old holiday wrap in the red containers along with your newspaper, magazines and office paper. Wrap should be free of excessive tape, ribbon, cardboard and plastic. No foil, please! Wrapping paper and shopping bags account for four million tons of trash each year in the U.S.!
Cut trees will be accepted for recycling at all convenience sites (except Greenwood Road) from December 26 through the end of January each year. Trees must be free of decorations, lights, tinsel and stands. Greenery accepted. Please remove all wire. Trees accepted anytime at the landfill's citizens' center.
Please FLATTEN and recycle all cardboard. Receptacles available at the landfill and all convenience centers except Star Tannery.
Recycle old electronics, including holiday lights and extension cords, at eCycle. First event will be held on the second Saturday of January, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the landfill's citizens' center. Fees apply for screens and battery back-ups.
Shoes and Clothing
Look for Save-a-Sole and ReThreads containers at your convenience site or the regional landfill. Frederick County accepts shoes in any condition, back packs, luggage and gently-worn textiles for recycling. Clean, stuffed animals also will be shipped off to a new home! Remember these recycling opportunities when cleaning out your closet to make room for holiday gifts. Shoes also collected at Total Image on Amherst Street, the Frederick County Animal Shelter and at First United Methodist Church, North Loudoun Street, right next to the tot lot.