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2800 S.W. 72nd Avenue
Miami,
FL
33155

Holiday Recycling Tips

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 bins are available for free upon request.
  • New! The City will be collecting and recycling Christmas trees starting right after Christmas. Please see below for more details. Residents are encouraged to remove all tinsel, lights, & ornaments prior to putting trees out for pick-up.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Beginning on December 30, 2019, 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. 

 Residents living in the area from

 Collection Dates

 Coral Way to north city limits

Monday – December 30, 2019
Monday – January 6, 2020
Monday – January 13, 2020

 Coral Way to Bird Road

Tuesday – December 31, 2019
Tuesday – January 7, 2020
Tuesday – January 14, 2020

 Bird Road to Hardee Road

Wednesday – January 1, 2020
Wednesday – January 8, 2020
Wednesday – January 15, 2020

 Hardee Road to Kendall Drive

Thursday – January 2, 2020
Thursday – January 9, 2020
Thursday – January 16, 2020

 Kendall Drive to south city limits

Friday – January 3, 2020
Friday – January 10, 2020
Friday – January 17, 2020


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.

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 repurpose 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 17th 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. 

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