Recycling to Keep Your Holidays "Green"

The Christmas season has come and gone once more leaving your home full of trash-bound items. Wait! The Fairview Park Green Team is encouraging residents to think before they pitch and to consider the following opportunities to keep recyclables out of the landfill:

Republic Waste Services will be collecting live Christmas trees on Monday, January 4 and Monday, January 11. Place trees curbside along with your trash and recycling containers. Trees will be composted, so please remove all bags and decorations.

Recycle your unwanted, broken, and burned out strings of holiday lights at Fairview Park City Hall now through January 13. Electrical cords and power strips are also accepted. Green recycling containers are available 24/7 in the City Hall parking lot.

Do you have old electronics to get rid of to make space for your new gifts? Try recycling for free at any Best Buy or Staples store. Both retailers accept most electronics devices for recycling.

Need more recycling ideas? The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District compiled to list of ways to green your holidays. View their suggestions at

Matthew Hrubey

Matthew Hrubey is a member of the Fairview Park Green Team, a volunteer group of residents striving for a more sustainable community. His monthly column highlights topics of sustainability relevant to Fairview Park and Rocky River.

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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 4:22 PM, 01.05.2016