Holiday Recycling Tips

Christmas Tree Recycling

Beginning on December 31, 2018, the City of Coral Gables is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Coral Gables residents. Recycling your tree helps to preserve landfill space, and provides the opportunity to repurpose this valuable resource as mulch and ground cover in natural park and planting areas throughout the community. So that we can provide the most efficient service possible, please observe the following collection schedule and placement requirements. 

Placement/Collection Requirements 
PLEASE:

  • Place tree out after 5:00 P.M. the day before your scheduled tree collection day specified above. 
  • Keep tree separate from your trash/yard waste pile. If the tree is placed in the trash pile with other debris, it won’t be recycled.
  • Remove tree stand, lights, ornaments, tinsel and other decorations before placing out for collection. 
  • Do not bag your tree or place flocked trees out for collection.

Residents living in the area from Collection  Dates
Coral Way to north city limits Monday – December 31, 2018
Monday – January 7, 2019
Monday – January 14, 2019
Coral Way to Bird Road Tuesday – January 1, 2019
Tuesday – January 8, 2019
Tuesday – January 15, 2019
 Bird Road to Hardee Road Wednesday – January 2, 2019
Wednesday – January 9, 2019
Wednesday – January 16, 2019
 Hardee Road to Kendall Drive Thursday – January 3, 2019
Thursday – January 10, 2019
Thursday – January 17, 2019
 Kendall Drive to south city limits Friday – January 4, 2019
Friday – January 11, 2019
Friday – January 18, 2019

For Multi-Family Residences

  • Coral Gables is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Coral Gables residents.  Recycling your tree helps to preserve landfill space, and provides the opportunity to re-purpose this valuable resource as mulch and ground cover in natural -park and planting areas throughout the community.
  • Multi-Family residents wishing to recycle their tree beginning December 26th through Friday January 14th may bring it to a drop-off area located at the War Memorial Youth Center’s (405 University Drive) west parking lot (south end), parallel to Segovia Street. Please see the site map below. 

Christmas Tree Recycling Map.jpg

Additional Holiday Recycling Tips 

Coral Gables reminds all of our residents which common holiday items can & cannot be recycled.

Recyclables

  • Calendars
  • Cardboard and paper boxes
  • Gift bags
  • Paper cards and envelopes
  • Catalogs and magazines
  • Tissue paper and gift wrap
  • Newspaper
  • Empty Glass Containers

Non-Recyclables

  • Styrofoam peanuts and packaging material
  • Ribbon and tinsel
  • Lights and wires
  • Plastic bags/Plastic films
  • Styrofoam and plastic cups
  • Ornaments

Additional Holiday Recycling Tips

  • Residents are encouraged to break down and flatten all cardboard boxes and place into or next to the recycling bins. Please DO NOT place boxes out in the swale. Additional recycling bins are available for free upon request.

For more information or questions, please call 305-460-5346 or visit www.coralgables.com/wastecollection