As quickly as it came, Christmas is past, leaving behind good memories of family and fun, and more tangible items, like cardboard boxes and packing material. At my house, it's post-holiday clean-up time! As much as I'd like to adopt a new decorating scheme consisting of empty boxes and tissue paper, the clutter has to go.


What can be reused and/or recycled?


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 What can be reused, but not recycled in curbside recycling programs?


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There are programs that recycle plastic bags and Christmas lights, but neither of these items are recyclable in curbside recycling.


For a complete listing of acceptable single-stream items, click here.