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Recycling at Christmas

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Are you dreaming of a white Christmas as lights illuminate neighborhoods, decorations emerge in store windows, and families make plans for the holidays?


Communities surge with activity as people venture out to find the perfect gift for loved ones, prepare for family gatherings, and celebrate the season.


As demand increases in many industries during this time of year, more material is produced, which leads to more opportunities to recycle!


According to Stanford Building & Grounds Maintenance, “The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high!” Fortunately, most Christmas cards are made of recyclable paper.


Some of the other recyclable materials that are abundant during the Holiday season include: 

  • Cardboard boxesHoliday Material
  • Non-foil wrapping paper
  • Packing paper
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Envelopes
  • Christmas letters


Material that is typically not recyclable in curbside recycling, but can be reused for crafts, mailings, re-gifting, and more include:

  • Ribbons and bows
  • Packing peanuts (Styrofoam)Christmas bags
  • Plastic stretch wrapbow
  • Plastic bags
  • Foil wrapping paper
  • Gift bags


Thanks for reading, and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


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Guest Thursday, 27 June 2019


Recycling creates four jobs for every one job created in the waste management and disposal industries.

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