The holidays presents a time of year where extra garbage and recyclables are abundant. Wrapping paper, packaging, ribbons and bows, Christmas trees and wreaths: once the holidays are over, what do you do with it all?
Here's a few basics:
- All wrapping paper is recyclable; unless it is metallic or is covered in glitter, then it is garbage
- Ribbons, bows, and twist ties go in the garbage, too
- Remember, all plastic is recyclable, including plastic packaging
- Envelopes and cards can be recycled with paper
- Boxboard (the thin cardboard cereal boxes are made from) can be recycled with paper. If the box has a plastic window in it, that's ok; you do not need to remove it.
Listen to Angela and Jonathan Talkin' Trash about holiday recycling: