Wreaths Organics (Food and Yard) Container Only real wreaths and pinecones go in the Green Container with your other yard trimmings. Remove any unnatural items like ribbons, lights, wires and plastics. Please be sure to cut up your large wreaths so the container lid will close. Flocked wreaths are not recyclable and should be cut to fit in the trash. Wreaths (real or artificial) with lights embedded or too difficult to remove should be dropped off as electronic waste. Artificial Wreaths Artificial wreaths should not be recycled. Donate them or throw them away if you’re not planning to reuse them. Too Much Wire? Throw Away If it’s too dangerous or difficult to remove all of the wiring, toss the wreath in the trash. Wiring is not biodegradable, so it cannot be recycled with live wreaths as green waste.