City of Tulsa offers up Christmas recycling tips

TULSA -- The city of Tulsa has shared information about what Christmas-related items can be recycled.

Most packaging and wrapping paper can recycled, such as cardboard boxes and basic wrapping paper without foil and glitter.

The following items should not be recycled:

  • Gift bags
  • Foil, shiny or glitter wrapping paper
  • Styrofoam, packing peanuts
  • Flexible film plastics, bubble wrap, plastic bags
  • Plastic strapping
  • Ribbons and bows
  • Tinsel
  • Christmas lights
  • Bulbs and ornaments
  • Textiles – tree skirts, stockings and clothing
  • Ceramics
  • Electronics – anything with a cord, or that takes batteries or winds-up
  • Artificial or live Christmas trees

In December and January, residents may put Christmas trees at the curb for collection. The trees must be cut into four-foot sections. Collection is not for artificial trees, which should be put in the trash bin. 

Tulsa residents may also bring live Christmas trees to be ground into mulch at the city's mulch site at 2100 North 145th East Avenue. Trees must have decorations removed. The mulch site will be closed on Jan. 1.

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