There will be no collection of trash, recycling, yard waste, or bulky items on Christmas in the unincorporated areas of Collier County served by Waste Management (including the City of Marco Island and Everglades City), or the areas served by Choice Environmental (Immokalee area). There is no make-up day. Customers whose collection day is Saturday will have their solid waste items collected on their next regularly scheduled collection day.
There will be collection as usual on Saturday, Jan. 1.
If customers have extra recyclable items that won’t fit in their recycling carts (e.g., cardboard, wrapping paper, gift boxes, etc.), they may place those items in a clear plastic bag and set the bags next to the recycling cart on their recycling collection day. Or, customers may take the extra recyclable items to any Collier County recycling drop-off center. Remember that Styrofoam blocks and packaging peanuts are not recyclable. They are, however, reusable.
To dispose of Christmas trees, remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, and other decorations and place the tree curbside on your yard waste collection day (do not wrap the tree in a plastic bag). If the tree is more than six feet tall, please cut the tree in half. Trees will be collected along with normal yard waste and recycled into mulch.
For residents of apartment complexes and other multi-family communities without curbside yard waste collection service, check with your association or management company to see if arrangements have been made for a special pickup. Christmas trees may be taken to any of the Collier County recycling drop-off centers for free disposal.
Recycling drop-off centers will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Customers with questions may call Collier County Utility Billing and Customer Service at 252-2380.