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Ask SSC: Holiday Info 2014-2015



Christmas/Holiday Trees

Prep: Remove all decorations. Recycle non-working holiday lights, extension cords and wire with scrap metal (place next to bins). Please bundle and tie with string, rubber band or twist tie.

Scouts Tree Recycling Project

Date: Saturday, January 10th, 2015. Customers can get more info at 360-734-3940.

Food Plus! (Year-Round Collection) & Garbage

Place inside Toter®. NOTE: If tree fits in Toter® (with lid down) no extra charge. If the lid is up, extra charges apply accordingly.

Full Toter®? Place tree next to Toter®. Cost: $6 per tree (up to 8’ long). Fee will be added to next bill.

Other seasonal items accepted in FoodPlus! include:

Greens, Wreaths, Garlands, Swags, Floral Arrangements, Plants (no wire or ribbon)

Tissue Paper, Cotton Twine

Curbside Pick-Up (non-FoodPlus! customers)

Pick-up must be scheduled in advance. Pick-up is on regular FoodPlus! day for customer’s service area.

Cost: $6 per tree (up to 8’ long). Charge to account or pre-pay.

Bellingham Transfer Station
1001 Roeder Avenue (corner F & Roeder)

Cost: $6 per tree (up to 8’ long). Check in at front for instructions and to pay.

Curbside Recycling—YES, please recycle in your Scrap Paper bin:

Wrapping paper—No foiled paper please

Paper gift bags—Please remove handles

Product packaging including paper stuffing, inserts, wraps, boxes, etc.

Gift wrap cardboard tubes

All cards, tags and envelopes regardless of how much extra material, like glitter, is on them.

Non-Recyclable Holiday Items—Garbage

Ribbons, bows (reuse or throw away), gift bag handles (plastic) & foiled gift wrap

Styrofoam™ (reuse "peanuts" or recycle through a local mailing store)

Light bulbs, broken ornaments and tinsel

Note: Extra charges apply on overweight containers or containers whose lid is not fully closed due to extra garbage under the lid. Extra charges also apply for garbage piled on top of, or beside, containers.

Recycling Overflow—Customer Tips (moderate quantities accepted)

Use plastic bins or boxes no larger or heavier than curbside bin for extra recyclables. Set next to bins for pick-up.

Bag all paper in paper sacks. Place bag on side in bin to avoid wind-blown litter.

Flatten all cardboard, tie with non-plastic twine in 6” thick bundles no larger than 2’x4’.


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