Republic Services pick-up schedule for Christmas and New Year's Day

Friday, December 21, 2018

Republic Services
The Republic Services collection schedule is revised for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Lake Forest Park.

No collection will take place on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. 

Customers with a Tuesday pick-up schedule are advised to put their carts out on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. 

Customers with a Wednesday pick-up schedule are advised to put their carts out as usual on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

No collection will take place on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. 

Customers with a Tuesday pick-up schedule are advised to put their carts out on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. 

Customers with a Wednesday pick up schedule are advised to put their carts out as usual on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Note the Republic Services administrative offices are also closed on December 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019.

Many of us want to be better recyclers during the holidays, but we aren't sure how or just don't have the time. Here are some simple holiday recycling tips from Republic Services:
  • Save and reuse gift bags, ribbons, and bows for next year, or use them as lunch bags during the new year.
  • Shipping gifts? Make shredded paper out of old newspapers and magazines, or be sure to reuse last year's bubble wrap and foam peanuts.
  • Think twice when it comes to wrapping paper--standard wrapping paper should be recycled, but anything with glitter or foil belongs in the trash (or save it for next year). Generally, the fancier the wrapping paper, the less recyclable it is.
  • Getting a new device this holiday season? Make sure your old phone or table isn't tossed in recycling. Check with local senior centers or other nonprofits; the 9-1-1 call function will still work and provide long-term benefit to those in need.
  • A shared experience is a gift that can last a lifetime -- consider a special movie, planing in the snow, or baking cookies together.
  • Pass down an heirloom to a grandchild or special someone who would appreciate and treasure the family history and connection to you.

Common holiday items that do not belong in recycling include bubble wrap, cellophane, holiday ribbons and bows, batteries, food waste, clothing and shoes, holiday lights, electronics and foam packaging. All of these items and materials should be placed in a waste container, not recycled.

Republic Services also encourages you to visit recyclingsimplified.com for simple tips, and videos you can share on your social media accounts to help us all become better recyclers for our local communities. Some universal basics:
  • Know what to throw: With all those extra packages and materials during the holidays, it's important to make sure you're putting the right things in your recycling container.
  • Empty. Clean. Dry.: Keep all recyclables free of food and liquid and make sure they're empty and dry, too.
  • Keep it loose: Remember to never put your recyclables in containers or bags.


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