From the City of Durham’s Facebook page: The next free e-waste and paper shredding event is set for January 11. We’ll accept nearly all electronic devices with a cord as well as Christmas trees. We’ll even shred your confidential papers. Check out http://bit.ly/JfikRi for details. Did we mention it’s FREE? The event will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium, 750 Stadium Dr.
The Solid Waste Management Department will collect Christmas trees from all solid waste customers beginning December 26 until March 1. Trees should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on residents’ normal household garbage collection day. Residents are asked to leave the tree at the curb for one week before contacting Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 to report a missed tree collection. Trees taller than six feet should be cut in half. Residents should remove all decorations and hardware, including tinsel, lights, garland, ornaments, nails, and stands. Residents are also asked to not place trees in bags. Trees may also be dropped off at the City’s Waste Disposal & Recycling Center at 2115 E. Club Blvd., Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon at no charge until March 1. Customers are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing. Trees delivered after March 1 will be subject to the usual disposal fees.
Residents are encouraged to recycle year-round and particularly during the holiday season when the amounts of trash generated increases. Paper holiday waste, including wrapping paper (non-metallic only), cardboard boxes, and greeting cards may be placed in the blue recycling cart. To learn more about recycling, visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/Recycling.aspx.