Christmas Recycling Tips

Christmas Tree PhotoTips for reducing waste during the holiday season include:

Christmas Tree Collection

After you remove the decorations and tinsel, the City of Oak Harbor Solid Waste Division will collect Christmas trees at the curb on regular collection days during the first week of January and the first week of February. Trees for collection cannot be flocked—place trees next to bins at the curb for collection. You must put out your yard waste cart and place the tree in or next to the yard waste cart. 


Reusing materials for wrapping gifts during the holiday season can reduce waste. Items for reuse include:

  • Gift Bags
  • Cards can be turned into holiday gift tags
  • Ribbons, bows, and string

Recycle Wrapping Paper

Items You Cannot Recycle - Put in Garbage

  • Paper Wrapping Paper
  • Cardboard boxes

  • Metallic Wrapping Paper
  • Ribbons
  • Bows
  • String
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags, film, and twist ties