City of Lakewood Announces Holiday Cardboard AmnestyDecember 01, 2016
In the spirit of the holidays — and in accordance with the overarching goal to recover more resources — the city of Lakewood proclaimed the four-week period running from December 12 through January 6 as Holiday Cardboard Amnesty.
During the holidays, the city sees a substantial increase in cardboard volume set out curbside during the months of December and January.
“It is our desire to have residents enjoy the holiday season more, and break down cardboard less,” said Glen Bleich, the unit manager of the city’s division of refuse and recycling.
“Therefore, we will relax the cardboard set out regulations during this four-week period by not requiring you to break down or cut down to size larger boxes.”
Residents are encouraged to places boxes at the curb on the regular collection day and city crews will pick up and recycle the boxes; residents are asked to place smaller cardboard pieces inside larger ones to help secure the cardboard in the event of high winds.
In addition, residents are reminded that old, burnt-out or non-working Christmas/Holiday lights can be recycled at the city’s Recycling Center at 12920 Berea Road.