How to Reduce Your Holiday Waste
Go Green with Gifts
Look for minimal packaging, items that are made from recycled materials, or are produced locally.
Use LED lights and put lights on timers to turn on at dusk and off at bedtime.
Be Mindful of Food Waste
Plan meals ahead of time and buy only what you need. Learn more food-saving tips.
Consider gifts with a smaller eco-footprint: Tickets to an event, movie, or show are excellent choices.
Send Leftovers Home with Holiday Dinner Guests
Learn more food-saving tips & tricks by visiting the City’s Save Your Food page.
Give the Gift of Recycling
Give the gift of recycling: Purchase an entry certificate to the Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard at the Timberline Recycling Center for just $5.
Recycle wrapping paper in your curbside bin, or in the paperboard bin at the City’s Timberline Recycling Center. Do not include metallic wrapping paper, ribbons or bows.
Recycle tissue paper in your curbside recycle bin, or in the paperboard bin at the City’s Timberline Recycling Center. Do not include glitter, ribbons, or bows.
Holiday Lights & Extension Cords
Recycle strings of lights and extension cords at scrap metal recyclers. View locations that accept holiday lights.
Disposing of electronics in the trash or in your curbside recycle bin is illegal in Colorado due to the toxicity of their components. View electronic recycling centers.
- Edora Park 1420 E. Stuart St.: Tennis court parking lot
- Rolland Moore Park 2201 S. Shields St.: Southeast corner of parking lot
- City Streets Facility 625 Ninth St.: Southwest corner of Vine and Lemay
- Fossil Creek Park 5821 S. Lemay Ave.: Enter on Lemay Ave.
- Wellington Recycling Drop-Off: Town Garage (corner of 6th and Grant)