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.
Many municipalities have curbside Christmas tree pick-up for a short time period after Christmas.
Check with your hauler. Many will provide tree pick-up for a short time period after Christmas.
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
Logistics Recycling Inc. Somerset, WI 920-456-0336
River Falls Ace Hardware 1163 N Main Street River Falls, WI 715-425-1775
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. Contact your local hauler for their guidelines.