As we gather our families and friends for the Christmas celebration, it's a good reminder for everyone to remember to go green this holiday season. Onondaga County Resource Recovery asks that we do the following:
1) Recycle ALL the catalogs and newspaper inserts you get (won't it make you feel good to do something productive with all that paper?)
2) When unwrapping presents, have two containers handy; one for recyclables (non-metallic wrapping paper, cards, envelopes, boxes) and one for items that can be reused or trashed (ribbons, bows, tissue paper, metallic/foil wrapping paper). Kids or adults can make a game out of separating the items, that way you don't need to sort anything later.
3) Recycle all the cardboard and packaging that gifts come in. Be sure to flatten the cardboard and trim it down to smaller pieces (3 feet by 3 feet) to make it more manageable for your hauler to collect.
Please log onto ocrra.org for further information on how you can go green this holiday season. Merry Christmas to everyone and a healthy and happy New Year to you and yours.
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