The holidays generate a lot of waste. Below are some tips to help you reuse and recycle what you don't need.
- Only paper wrapping paper and tissue paper can be recycled.
- Removed bows and ribbons. Tape may be left on.
- Mylar, cellophane, and metallic paper cannot be recycled.
- Paper with metallic ink (gold stars, etc.) should not be recycled.
- Save large pieces of wrapping paper and ribbons for reuse next year.
Ribbons & Bows
- Ribbons and bows can be saved for reuse next year or disposed of in a yellow trash bag.
Greeting Cards & Envelopes
- Most greeting cards and
envelopscan be recycled.
- Cards and
envelopsthat have gold or silver metallic ink or foil lining should not be recycled.
- Christmas trees can be brought to the brush area for chipping.
- Please remove all ornaments, decorations, and wires from trees and remove from tree bag.
Wreaths & Garlands
- Wreaths and garlands cannot be composted
becausethey containertoo much wire.
- Remove decorations so you can use them again next year, then place in
yellowtrash bag and dispose of with your regular household waste.
- Non-working Christmas lights should be recycled in the scrap metal pile. Don't worry, you don't need to remove the glass or plastic lights.
Poinsettias & Holiday Plants
- Poinsettia and other holiday plants should be composted in the leaf pile. Pots and foil wrapping can be recycled. Plastic wrapping should be disposed of as trash.
- Styrofoam 'peanuts' can be given to shipping stores such as the UPS store for reuse. Place in clear plastic bags to make it easy for them
sosee the clean peanuts.
- Styrofoam block should be placed in yellow bags and disposed of as trash.