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Holiday trimmings can be recycled


January 3, 2020

Carlton County residents are encouraged to recycle Christmas trees during Treecycling, a free program with drop-off locations across the county. Christmas trees, like yard waste, are banned from landfills in Minnesota. Remove all ornaments, lights, tree stands and tree bags before bringing trees to a Treecycling location:

• SAPPI Fine Paper, gatehouse entrance

• East end of Avenue B, Cloquet, through Jan. 12

• Moose Lake compost site near city garage, through Jan. 12

For more information, call 218-384-9178 or email: [email protected]

The collection and recycling of holiday lights is offered at the Carlton County Transfer Station located on Highway 210. The program provides free holiday lights recycling and accepts them year-round. Electric cords are also accepted.

The winter hours for the Carlton County Transfer Station are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For efficient recycling, remove all decorations from your string lights. Remove them from any type of plastic spool, cardboard packaging, or plastic bags. Place the clean string lights in the box at the transfer station. Rope lights are acceptable.

Acceptable electric cords include extension cords, appliance cords, and telephone cords. The material will be chopped up at a recycling facility where the material will be separated into material types.


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