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Manhattan Beach Holiday Tree Collections Extended

Jan 13, 2021 02:50PM ● By Dig Mb Staff
If you still have that Christmas tree up, you have a little more time to take it down. Waste Management has announced that it is extending its Christmas and holiday tree collection in Manhattan Beach through January 22.

Waste Management issued the following statement regarding the extension:

“We are currently experiencing staffing shortages due to COVID-19 and state and local regulatory orders and requirements. Waste Management’s first priority has been to continue residential curbside collection of trash, green waste and recycling regular scheduled collection days. Therefore, Waste Management will extend and collect Christmas trees through January 22, 2021. Please remember that residents are asked to remove all decorations, including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands.”

To have your tree collected, you may place your next to your carts before 7:30 a.m. on your regular collection date for free pick-up and recycling. Trees must be less than 7 feet long or cut into 7-foot sections (neither Waste Management nor city employees can cut trees for residents). Remember to remove all lights, decorations, tinsel, ornaments, and metal stands. Flocked trees will be collected at the curb but cannot be recycled.

Please note that there are only two more days (through Friday, January 15) that Waste Management will collect any excess trash and recycling materials that do not fit in your carts on your collection day only. This allowance was designed to assist residents with holiday refuse overflow. Extra materials should be placed in bags, adjacent to the container they represent (extra bags of trash next to trash cart, extra bags of recycling next to recycling cart, etc.).  All bags or broken down boxes must be at the curb before 7:30 a.m. All boxes should still be broken down. 

Also note: If you have holiday lights and artificial holiday trees with lights built in, they are considered e-waste (electronic waste). Additionally, paint, chemicals, solvents, thermometers, batteries, compact fluorescent bulbs, etc. are considered household hazardous waste (HHW). Manhattan Beach residents have doorstep and drop-off options for these waste categories.  Click here for more information about the disposal of e-waste and HHW.

If you have bulky items such as furniture or appliances you may schedule them for pick up by contacting WM Customer Service at (310) 830-7100. With the new solid waste contract that began on July 1, 2020, residents now get six visits per year, with three items per visit, for an annual total of 18 items.  Bulky items are scheduled for a residents' regular collection day; a separate truck will arrive to collect the bulky items (not the regular collection truck).

For more information on holiday waste pickup, click here.

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