The city of Raleigh is observing the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 and Thursday, December 25, 2008. However, Solid Waste Services will not observe the City holiday on Wednesday, December 24, 2008, but Thursday, December 25, 2008 will be observed by the department. Collection routes that effect the Lineberry area:
- Thursday, December 25, 2008 – Holiday, no collection. (Make up day on Saturday, December 27, 2008.)
- Saturday, December 27, 2008 – Thursday’s garbage, recycling and yard waste routes will be collected.
Yard Waste Center
The Yard Waste Center will be open on Monday, December, 22, 2008 through Wednesday, December 24, 2008. It will close Thursday, December 25, 2008 and re-open Friday, December 26, 2008 be on a regular schedule through Saturday, December 27, 2008.
Central Business District
The Central Business District will receive regular collection for garbage and recycling Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 through Wednesday, December 24, 2008, and Friday, December 26, 2008 through Saturday, December 27, 2008. No collections will be made on Thursday, December 25, 2008.
Please remember – cardboard can only be collected for recycling if it is properly prepared! It must be flattened and reduced to 3′x3′ pieces or smaller. It can be placed inside, alongside or under the recycling bin. Gift boxes should also be flattened and stacked the same way. ALL packing material (peanuts, tissue, bubble wrap, foam) must be removed and discarded. Larger pieces of flattened cardboard can be taken to one of the seven recycling drop off centers.
Crime tip – Don’t advertise that new TV or expensive electronics by putting your boxes at the curb for everyone to see. Criminals are on the lookout for these items, don’t give them a reason to break into your residence.
Christmas trees should be placed at the curbside for collection along with regular yard waste. Please do not put them at the curbside before your assigned collection day. All non-vegetative material (decorations, lights, stand) must be removed from the tree so it can be recycled at the city’s Yard Waste Center.
If you get a new TV or any other electronic item with a cord this year and plan to dispose of the old one, think first! Is it still usable? Please try to find it a new home first. Charities are in need of many items and the City’s Swap Shop accepts many items in working condition. If it is not usable, Wake County’s Multi-Material Facility now accepts all items with a cord for recycling.