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Green Waste

More than half of what we throw away can be recycled. Recycling should be apart of our daily routines, Re-Pete encourages Highland residents to help conserve landfill space, preserve natural resources and control rising waste disposal costs.


What CAN I Place In My Green Waste Cart?
  • Grass clippings
  • Brush
  • Shrubbery Pruning
  • Tree Trimmings
  • Twigs & Small Branches
  • Weeds & Leaves
Items NOT To Place In Your Green Waste Cart:
  • Palm Fronds/ Palm Tree Parts
  • Cactus or other succulents
  • Animal Waste
  • Food Waste
  • Soil or Dirt
  • Gravel or Sand
Do not contaminate your greet waste cart by placing green waste into plastic bags. The plastic cannot be broken down in the compost or mulching process. So place green waste directly into the cart.

Christmas Tree Recycling Once a year (typically the week after New Years*) there will be a special pick up of Christmas trees directly from your home. We ask that you simply place your tree at the curb by 6am on your regularly schedule pick up day during the specified week.

Trees over 6ft tall must be cut in half; all tinsel, ornaments, plastic, bags, stands, braces, wire and nails must be removed and no artificial trees will be accepted.

*Keep and eye out in your November/ December solid waste bill for the Re-Pete Newsletter for the pick up dates and any further details.

For more information please contact your service provider or a City representative:
- Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc. (909) 889-1969
- City of Highland, Public Services Division at (909) 864-8732 ext. 271