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Important Holiday Collection Schedule

There will be no garbage collection service on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Service during both holiday weeks will be delayed one day.

For example, Monday customers will be picked up Tuesday and this schedule will continue through the end of the week with Friday customers picked up Saturday.

Please contact High Country Disposal for questions about your collection day over the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday.

Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

541-548-4984

 

 

Christmas Tree Recycling

Local Boy Scout troops in Redmond will be collecting and recycling Christmas trees in your community the weekends of December 30 & 31, 2017 and January 6 & 7, 2018. Requested donation is $5-$10. 100% of money raised will go directly to the individual scout troops.

Individual troops in your area will post door flyers specifying which days they will be picking up trees in your neighborhood. Trees will be recycled so please have trees cleaned of all lights, decorations and tinsel. For more information, please call 541-385-3989

High Country Disposal can collect your tree on your garbage day the week of January 8 – 12, 2018 for a $5 charge. Please set your tree out next to your roll cart. For city customers with curbside yard debris service, you can recycle your Christmas tree in your yard debris cart.  Cut the tree down to smaller pieces and put it in your yard debris cart.

At no charge, All County Transfer Stations and Sisters Recycle Center will take Christmas trees through from January 2 – January 31, 2018 at no charge.

 

Reduce Waste over the Holidays

It’s estimated that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, more than 1 million tons of additional waste is generated each week nationwide – and that doesn’t even take into account all the waste and resources used upstream to make all that new stuff we’re buying.

Here’s a list of ideas to help reduce waste:

Send eCards or recycled-content cards

Recycle paper cards and send electronic holiday cards to reduce paper waste.

Give the gift of togetherness

Consider making a charitable donation in someone else’s name. Or, give an experience or an event to remember, such as: Tickets to a concert or sporting event or memberships to a museum or zoo.

Take reusable cloth bags on shopping trips

Thousands of bags end up in our landfills during the holidays. Reduce the number of bags by bringing reusable shopping bags for holiday gift shopping.

Use earth-friendly gift wrapping alternatives

Try the following instead of traditional wrapping paper:

Scarves, handkerchiefs and bandannas, old posters and maps, newspapers (the comic sections works great), etc.

Use rechargeable batteries

About 40 percent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season. Rechargeable batteries reduce the amount of potentially harmful materials thrown away, and can save money in the long run.

Turn off or unplug holiday lights during the day

This saves energy and lights last longer.

Recycle your live Christmas tree

Bring your tree to any of the Deschutes County Transfer Stations or Sisters Recycle Center at no charge or have the Boy Scouts pick it up and make a donation. City customers with curbside yard debris service can recycle Christmas trees in their yard debris cart.  Cut the tree down to smaller pieces to fit in the yard debris cart.

For more ideas on how to reduce your waste over the holidays, visit rethinkwasteproject.org.

 

Recycle Right

We all want to try and recycle as much as we can and that can sometimes lead to ‘wishful recycling’, which is putting an item into a recycling container that doesn’t belong, wishing it will be recycled.  Any item that is dirty or not on the list of materials accepted in your local program for recycling leads to contamination.

You’ve probably heard of China’s impacts on US recycling markets through their more stringent recycled material standards. China is cracking down on the quality of materials they receive.

Here in Central Oregon, the commingled recyclables collected curbside are baled and sent to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF), where they are sorted using machinery and people.  The MRF’s are slowing down their lines to try and do a better job of removing contaminants (plastic bags, plastic film, clamshells, garbage, etc.).

For now, nothing has changed with your local recycling program. Residents are encouraged to continue recycling, but only put items in your carts that are accepted in your recycling program.

It is so important to keep the recycling as clean as possible.  A good mantra to follow is, ‘when in doubt, find out.’  Remember plastic bags and plastic film of any kind do not go in the recycling cart. You can take the plastic bags and plastic film to participating grocery stores for recycling.

Contact High Country Disposal at 541-548-4984 for a recycling guide or to find out about a specific item.  Recycling guides are also available at highcountrydisposal.com.

 

Normal Collection Schedule on Thanksgiving Day

High Country Disposal will be operating on a normal collection schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Customers who have garbage and recycling collection service on Thanksgiving Day should have their carts out by 6:00 a.m. (7:00 a.m. within the City of Sisters), or the night before.

The High Country Disposal office will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will reopen Friday, November 24, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

High Country Disposal collects on all holidays except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For more information, please call our office at 541-548-4984 or visit highcountrydisposal.com