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Make it a holly, jolly, sustainable holiday season

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Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Consumers can help make it a green holiday season with these tips on reducing, recycling, and reusing.

Wondering what to do with those greeting cards from family and friends? While many can be recycled, consider repurposing the ones that cannot by cutting out the designs to make gift tags or ornaments for next year’s festivities. Or reduce paper waste altogether by sending electronic holiday cards.

Did you know gift wrap and tissue paper cannot be recycled? Unfortunately, placing them in the recycling bin is a common mistake people make around the holidays. Those items can be reutilized, however, to line drawers or bookcases, or even shredded for New Year’s Eve confetti.

While gift boxes and bags can be recycled, consider instead reusing them for next year’s holiday. Keep gift bows and ribbons out of the recycling bin. Reuse them to adorn next year’s gifts.

Christmas trees may be collected curbside depending on your service area. But before putting them out, make sure to remove all ornaments and decorative items so they are completely bare.

What to do with that tinsel garland or those strings of popcorn? Neither can be recycled. Instead, place them in your garbage containers for disposal.

Have some holiday decor you want to get rid of? Consider donating the items instead of throwing them out.

For more information or any other questions, please visit Advanced Disposal at www.advanceddisposal.com.