Recycle Lights & Live Christmas Trees through January 15!

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Those old strings of Christmas lights not working? Not to worry, you can recycle them now! Christmas string lights can be recycled at the Anchorage Recycling Center or Total Reclaim through the holidays. And don’t forget your live tree after the holidays. Give the gift that keeps on giving! Christmas Tree Recycling for Anchorage and the Valley runs from December 28 through January 15. Bring your bare (LIVE!) trees to CARRS – Safeway stores in Anchorage, Eagle River or Palmer and drop off in the parking lot (look for the sign!) Trees are turned into fragrant wood chips and donated to beautify public trails and gardens. No wreaths, please. The wire backing is too difficult to remove. Please remove and recycle plastic bags at the recycling center.

This program is sponsored by ALPAR, Municipality of Anchorage Solid Waste Services, CARRS/Safeway, Carr Gottstein Properties and our media sponsors; MIX 103.1 and KBEAR, Alaska Dispatch News and GCI. Artificial trees not allowed here. Consider donating to Bishop’s Attic, Value Village or Salvation Army. Don’t forget to recycle your paper gift wrap and boxes at the Anchorage Recycling Center, Muni Central Transfer Station, Landfill or in your curbside recycling cart. Save ribbons and foil wrap for use next year!

Download: Christmas Tree Recycling Poster
Don’t want to brave the weather? Call or Email Boy Scout Troop 268 and arrange to have your tree picked up in Anchorage and Eagle River for a small donation! (Eagle River pick ups on Saturday only.) Leave a message at: 868–8899 or email: