Holiday Materials

Christmas Trees

Artificial Trees

If your tree is still usable, offer it to friends or donate it to a charity such as Goodwill or Treasures from the Heart.

Treasures From the Heart
200 S Main Street
River Falls, WI
715-425-9771

Treasures From the Heart
815 Main Street
Baldwin, WI
715-684-2545

If the tree is no longer usable then it will have to be thrown away, check with your hauler to see if they will accept it in one piece.  If not, it will have to be dismantled into smaller pieces and put in the trash.

Live Trees

Many municipalities have curbside Christmas tree pick-up for a short time period after New Year's.

If your community doesn’t provide pick-up service or you miss it, there are some businesses that will accept brush for a fee.

Holiday Lights

Old, unwanted, or not working holiday lights can be recycled at local agencies and retailers during the holiday season.

Local retailers and agencies that accept holiday lights for recycling:

E-Cycling
900 Industrial St
Hudson, WI
715-381-5900

River Falls Ace Hardware
1163 N Main Street
River Falls, WI
715-425-1775

Wrapping Paper

Most wrapping paper is not recyclable. These papers are often embedded with foil and other materials that frequently have non-recyclables items like bows and ribbons attached to them.

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