West Hollywood City Hall will be closed this coming Monday, Jan. 2, given that the annual New Year’s Day holiday occurs on Sunday this year.
Athens Services will continue its regular schedule of trash pick-up and recycling services. It will collect holiday trees on normal pickup days through Jan. 6.
To ensure collection of holiday trees: remove stands, ornaments, lights and tinsel; place holiday trees at the curb; trees over six feet in length must be cut in half; trees with flocking or fire retardants are acceptable. Please do not leave trees in plastic bags, as the bags can get caught in chipper blades.
Remember that gift boxes, wrapping paper, and other paper packaging can be recycled with your regular paper and cardboard recycling.
If you will be generating a larger amount of trash than you normally do and your trash and recycling bins or carts are full, do not place your extra trash and recycling on the ground with bins or carts. Instead contact Athens Services to collect your extra trash and recycling. Bulky or large items (such as refrigerators, carpet and wood) can also be picked up at no charge to residents (limited to one or two items). Call Athens Services directly at (888) 336-6100 to find out details and arrange for a pickup.
During the holidays, many people get rid of old electronics, as well. Residents should take old electronics to a collection center such as Goodwill or the UCLA S.A.F.E. Drop-Off Center. More information is available online.