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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
A little planning ahead of time can reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfill and reuse can even generate useful items. You can “Be the Solution” and have a more waste-free holiday season by following a few simple tips.
Before the holidays is a perfect time to clean out some of the clutter and unused items in your home. If you have outgrown toys and clothing, consider donating them to charitable organizations that reuse them. Discarded electronics (computers, copiers, fax machines, printers, and monitors) may be donated to a local nonprofit agency, parent-teacher association. One man's clutter is another person's treasure.
Wrapping & Cards
Trade in your energy guzzling lights for newer, energy saving lights.
Use fewer lights.
Recycle old lights at www.holidayleds.com. Home Depot and Lowe’s typically offer a Christmas light recycling program each year. Contact your local store to see if they have a program and how long it runs.
Recycle packaging materials
Styrofoam peanuts may be taken at no charge to Tioga Package, 18 West Main Street, Owego, 687-6562; Mail Boxes etc. - All outlets. For information on recycling plastic foam peanuts, or if you are a retailer interested in foam peanut recycling, go to www.loosefillpackaging.com/hotline.
Most villages provide tree pick-up or drop-off for their residents. Call your village for more information. If you live in a rural area, lay the tree out where the branches can offer shelter for birds and other wildlife. Waterman Conservation Education Center will accept old Christmas trees at its 403 Hilton Road location in Apalachin. Trees can be dropped off at the center’s parking lot. For more information, call 625-2221.
HOWEVER YOU RECYCLE YOUR TREE REMOVE ALL LIGHTS/DECORATIONS/TINSEL/TREE STAND!!
Disposable Plates, Utensils & Napkins
Unfortunately, the holiday season is an increasingly common time for the wrong things to end up in those recycling bins. Recycling mistakes – such as bowling balls, for instance, and large plastic toys with metal parts, batteries and electronics – make recyclers’ jobs harder and more costly, which in turn increase municipal costs to taxpayers and ultimately reduce the amount of material that gets recycled.
Many people think if recyclers can’t recycle an item, they can just remove it, but recycling streams that require more sorting are less likely to be able to be recycled economically – and more likely to become waste.
One of the most common mistakes recyclers find in the red bins at this time of year is metallic gift wrap. Much of the glossy or laminated gift wrap that’s popular around Christmas can’t be recycled; neither can many of the ribbons, especially those with wire mesh.
WHAT HOLIDAY ITEMS GO IN YOUR RED RECYCLING BIN:
Put in paper bags or directly in your recycling bin. If you have a lot place in a cardboard box and place the box next to your bin. NO METALLIC PAPER, TAGS, OR RIBBON.
Recycle cards anytime through your curbside mixed paper recycling. Exceptions: Metallic or foil cards (place these in the trash).
Have a safe and happy holiday season and remember to never burn wrapping paper or Christmas trees in the fireplace.