Christmas tree, electronics recycling event offered Jan. 13 for Queen Creek trash/recycling customers

The town of Queen Creek will offer free Christmas tree recycling from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 13 on the northwest corner of Ellsworth Road and Maya Road (the dirt lot behind HomeGoods and Sprouts).

This is the second of two recycling opportunities. The first took place Jan. 6.

The free recycling drop-off event is being offered in partnership with Right Away Disposal for residents who receive town trash and recycling services. Participants must bring a current copy of their town of Queen Creek utility bill (hard copy or electronic).

Materials accepted at event:

  • Christmas trees: After the holidays, don’t throw your real Christmas tree in the trash. Live Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily recycled for mulch and other purposes. Please make sure all ornaments, decorations, lights, and tinsel are removed from trees.
  • Electronics and appliances: Anything that plugs in: TVs, computers, printers, monitors, cell phones, laptops, appliances, washers, dryers, fridges, freezers etc.
  • Paint: Latex or water-based only. No oil-based or commercial paint will be accepted. Paint must be in original container, labeled and have a closed lid. Containers cannot exceed five gallons in size. No limit.
  • Bulk Trash: MUST be scheduled in advance. Christmas trees may be placed on your curb to be picked up during your regular bulk trash pick up day. Visit QueenCreek.org/BulkTrash to schedule a pick-up.

Materials NOT accepted at this event:

  • Household hazardous waste (oil, grease, chemicals)
  • Tires
  • Paper
  • Batteries
  • Mattresses
  • Air conditioners

Christmas trees can become a safety hazard if not disposed of properly. Once the tree is dry and losing needles, it should be removed from the home, according to a press release.

To avoid the risk of fire, do not place dry trees in the garage or leaning against the home.

In addition, free cooking oil recycling is available through the town of Queen Creek at Fire Station No. 2, 24787 S. Sossaman Road. Learn more.

Recycling cooking oil helps the town keep its sewers free from backups and overflows, assists with clean air and recycles old cooking oil into biodiesel fuel, according to the town’s website.

For more information about cooking oil recycling, call 480-358-3450.

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