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Holiday Recycling Tips

The holiday season is here. Whether you are making room for new stuff or getting rid of unwanted items, here is what you need to know about recycling and disposal.

What To Do With Christmas Trees
Accepted at both Solid Waste Agency locations for a $7 flat fee. Check with your hauler as they may have rules for collecting the trees curbside. Flocked trees are considered a garbage item. Check with your hauler/community for their disposal requirements.

What To Do With Unwanted TVs and Monitors
Recycle at the Solid Waste Agency, 1954 County Home Road, Marion, inside the Resource Recovery building. Fees are $15 each (regardless of size and weight) or $0.25 per pound for loads with 5 or more units.

What To Do With Electronics
Electronics such as DVD players, VCRs, stereos, and more (see above for TVs and monitors) can be recycled in the Resource Recovery building at the Solid Waste Agency Marion facility. There is 
no charge for residential-size loads; $0.25 per pound for bulk/commercial-size loads.

What To Do With Christmas Lights
Recycle for free in the Resource Recovery building at the Solid Waste Agency Marion facility as part of the electronics recycling program. They CANNOT be recycled curbside in any community..

What To Do With Wrapping Paper
Throw away. It cannot be recycled because of the lack of good quality fiber and variety of shiny or foil coatings. Even paper that claims to be “recyclable” should be thrown away so it doesn’t contaminate 
the rest of the recyclables! Consider using reusable gift bags instead!

What To Do With Plastic, Cardboard and Paper
Can be recycled for free in the Resource Recovery building at the Solid Waste Agency Marion facility.

What To Do With Batteries
Depends on the type of battery. Alkaline batteries (common AA, AAA, D, C and 9-volt) do not contain hazardous materials and can be thrown away in the garbage. Recycle rechargeable, lead acid, lithium, and 
automotive batteries. These types of batteries include hearing aid, watch, power tool, and car batteries. Linn County residents can drop them off for no charge in the Resource Recovery building at the Solid Waste Agency Marion facility.