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Trash, recycling and yard waste will not be collected on Christmas Day in Collier County and there won’t be a make-up day.
If Tuesday, Dec. 25, is a resident’s collection day, solid waste collection service will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day, according to a county news release.
The recycling drop-off centers will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day. The county landfill and the Immokalee transfer station will also be closed on Christmas Day.
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Collier residents may dispose of live Christmas trees by removing all decorations and placing the trees curbside on their regular yard waste collection day. If a tree is more than six feet tall, residents are asked to cut it in half.
Trees should not be wrapped in plastic and not be placed in dumpsters.
Residents may take Christmas trees to any Collier County recycling drop-off center for free disposal.
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For collection information, residents may call utility billing and customer service at 239-252-2380.
For recycling drop-off center locations, hours of operation and additional information, residents may visit https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/recycles or call 239-252-7575.
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