How to Recycle Holiday Items
Do not recycle wrapping paper. Recycling best practices change frequently and we've learned the heavy dyes, wax coatings, and additives (such as glitter) in wrapping paper contaminate
the quality of paper recycling. Throw wrapping paper in the trash — do not burn it in the fireplace.
Boxes and cartons should be flattened and may be disposed of in the same way as paper and put out for weekly collection. Large containers may be flattened and taken to the Service Center at 15600 Chagrin Blvd. on Saturdays or Sundays from 8 AM to 4 PM for recycling.
Styrofoam block packaging can be recycled at the Service Center. Note: styrofoam packing peanuts and food trays can't be recycled through Shaker's program. The UPS Store at 16781 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Towne Centre will accept packing peanuts.
String lights can be taken to the Solid Waste District in Garfield Heights. See details.
Christmas trees should be placed on the tree lawn. Do not wrap the tree in anything. Trees are collected and ground up for compost and mulch.
Visit ShakeRecycles for more information on recycling in Shaker.
15600 Chagrin Blvd.
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