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Holiday Recycling Tips

Post Date:12/07/2018 9:30 AM

The City of Melbourne encourages residents to “recycle right” during the holiday season. The following is a guide to what can and cannot be put in your recycling bins.   


  • Flattened cardboard & paper boxes
  • Catalogs
  • Paper tubes
  • Paper greeting cards
  • Empty bottles, cans, jugs, jars, tubs and clean pie tins

Do not recycle:

  • No wrapping paper
  • No bows or ribbons
  • No cellophane
  • No Christmas/holiday lights
  • No plastic bags
  • No food or liquids
  • No clothing
  • No styrofoam blocks or peanuts
  • No bubble wrap
  • No air pillows

Live Christmas Trees:

  • Remove all ornaments and lights
  • Place trees curbside for normal yard waste pickup


Contact the City of Melbourne's ECO Division: 321-608-5080 or

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