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Berkeley, California (Tuesday, December 20, 2016) - There will be minor changes to refuse collection for those with pickups scheduled on Christmas and New Year's or the days following those holidays.

All regularly scheduled Monday collections will take place on Monday Dec. 26 and Monday Jan. 2. 

Commercial clients that have pickup on Sundays will not have collection on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. They will have collection on Monday Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, respectively.

Please report any missed pickups by dialing 311 (or 510-981-7270).

Holiday Tree Collection: Holiday trees should be cut to fit into your compost cart with the lid closed, or cut into sections no longer than 5 feet and left at the curb on your normal collection day from December 26th through January 31st.

Before placing your tree curbside for collection:

  • Please remove all lights, decorations, tinsel, plastic bags and plastic tree stands.
  • We will collect flocked trees, but flocked trees are not compostable so please avoid flocking if possible. 

Holiday Tree Drop-off: You may drop your holiday tree off at the City's Transfer Station at no charge during the month of January. The Transfer Station is located at 1201 2nd St. (off Gilman), and is open Monday - Saturday 8:00am-4:30pm.

Businesses and residents who normally do not have compost collection may call 311 (or 510-981-7270) to schedule curbside tree pick-up.

Starting February 1st, you may cut up your tree to fit in your plant debris cart, or you may dispose of it at the Transfer Station for the minimum compost fee of $23. Flocked trees will be charged the minimum trash fee of $29.


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