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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2013 Archives > December 2013 > Christmas Tree and E-Waste Recycling Event

Christmas Tree and E-Waste Recycling Event

The City of Buffalo Public Works Department to collect Christmas Trees and Electronic Waste for recycling January 18, 2014

December 17, 2013 – Mayor Byron Brown today announced that city residents are invited to get their new year off to a fresh start  by recycling their live Christmas trees and dropping off used electronic devices for recycling at the City of Buffalo “Christmas Tree - Electronics Waste” Recycling Event on January 18, 2014 at Honeywell Specialty Materials, located at 20 Peabody Street near Elk Street in Buffalo.  The event takes place from 9 AM – Noon.  Click here to view flyer

The City of Buffalo will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling at the January 18th event.  City residents can bring their natural Christmas tree to Honeywell Specialty Materials, where it will be chipped on site for free.  Residents can take chips with them for re-use as mulch.  Trees must be free of ornaments, nails, hooks, wire, tinsel, lights, and other decorations. Only natural, live, real trees will be accepted – no artificial trees please.

City of Buffalo residents are also encouraged to properly dispose of electronic equipment at the January 18th event at Honeywell.   Used electronics accepted at this free-of-charge recycling event include:  computer systems (CPU’s, monitors, mice, keyboards, printers and scanners), cell phones, digital cameras, video cameras, fax machines, wires, televisions, gaming systems and components, video games, VCR’s, DVD players and small appliances.  Participants must certify that their items are household generated, as commercial waste will not be accepted.

Those unable to participate in the January 18th ‘Christmas Tree and E-Waste’ Recycling Event may use one of the following options to properly dispose of their holiday items.

  1. The City of Buffalo will collect Christmas trees from the curb for city residents during the week of January 6th to January 10th.  This will be conducted by the City of Buffalo’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets as a way to help the environment and reduce costs associated with taking the trees to landfills.

    To participate in this collection, city residents are asked to place trees out on their curb before a scheduled garbage pickup and to not place them in garbage bags. Although they are scheduled on the same days, trees will be picked up separately from garbage, so city residents should not be concerned if they are left behind after garbage removal.

    In addition to the one-week tree pick-up, the City is also offering drop-off opportunities at three locations in the city. These locations are as follows:
    • Cazenovia Park - Golf course parking lot (South of Seneca Street, at the foot of Wildwood)
    • Shoshone Park - Parking lot (North off of Hertel, at the foot of Beard)
    • DPW Engineering Garage - 1120 Seneca Street - rear parking lot (between Babcock and Smith)
    • Signage will be posted at all locations.  These drop-off sites will be open from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, beginning December 28 and ending January 18.

     2. Also, the City of Buffalo operates a year round electronics recycling program at the DPW Engineering Garage.  Residents may drop off electronics Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm at 1120 Seneca Street.  Curbside pickup of electronics is not available. 

***It is also important to note that during the week of Christmas 2013, Wednesday’s garbage and recycling will be picked up on Thursday and Thursday’s garbage and recycling will be picked up on Friday and Friday’s garbage and recycling will be picked up on Saturday.  In the same way, during New Year’s week 2014, Wednesday’s garbage and recycling will be picked up on Thursday and Thursday’s garbage and recycling will be picked up on Friday and Friday’s garbage and recycling will be picked up on Saturday.  All other scheduled garbage pick-ups will remain the same***