The city will again recycle Christmas trees to keep them out of landfills. When you're done with your live tree, remove ALL the lights and ornaments and leave it at the curb on your regular trash day. It will be chipped and taken to a state-approved compost facility instead of going to a landfill.
The service will run through January, but it's weather dependent. If it snows, crews may instead be assigned to plowing duties.
You can also donate your broken holiday lights for recycling by taking them to the Service Center, 16099 Foltz Parkway, and leaving them by the large dock door to the garage, left of the City Hall entrance. The city will donate them to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Lights for Lions program. Proceeds from recycling the lights and extension cords support the zoo’s lion and cheetah conservation program.