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.
  • 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
  • River Falls Ace Hardware
    1163 N Main Street
    River Falls, WI
  • ProAct, Inc.
    1202 Beaudry Blvd
    Hudson, WI

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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