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Help keep your communities clean with Operation Christmas Clean Up

Residents will be able to recycle Christmas trees, flattened and broken-down cardboard boxes, batteries and old electronics.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The third annual "Operation Christmas Clean Up" event is scheduled for Saturday, January 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations in Madison County: John Hunt Park and Madison City Schools Stadium.

Residents will be able to recycle Christmas trees, flattened and broken-down cardboard boxes, batteries and old electronics. All lights and ornaments must be removed from trees before they are recycled. The operation will not accept artificial trees, wrapping paper and packaging materials.

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The event is hosted by the Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville (SWDA) and the Recycling Alliance of North Alabama, in coordination with the city of Huntsville, Madison County, the city of Madison and Operation Green Team.

“Over the past couple of years that we’ve held this event, we’ve seen tremendous success with residents bringing trees and other accepted recyclable materials to the event,” said SWDA Executive Director John “Doc” Holladay. “We are thankful for our partners that team with SWDA to provide convenient drop-off locations for residents’ extra holiday-related items."

Should it rain on the day of the event, it will be rescheduled for Saturday, January 15.

More information regarding the event can be found on the city of Madison's website.

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