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Recycling and Upcycling Your Holidays

Now that the holidays are over, it’s a perfect time to think about the gifts that keep on giving. Here are seven ways to recycle and upcycle your holidays:

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1. Christmas trees –

Many cities offer curbside tree pickup. Check your city’s website for details on how you can recycle your Christmas tree without even leaving your house.

2. Upcycling –

Make ornaments or inexpensive holiday decorations for next year from your holiday cards and leftover bobbles.

3. Electronics –

Many electronic stores will accept old computers and cell phones for recycling. Be sure to wipe the memory before you donate them.

4. Re-gifting –

Now is the time to clean out your closet—or maybe you received a few gifts that were less than desirable. Be sure to consider your local thrift stores as a perfect option for passing on things you don’t use anymore.

5. Food –

Contact your local foodbank to see if you can donate any excess food to people in need.

6. Christmas lights –

Many home improvement stores offer drop-off locations for old Christmas lights. You may even receive an in-store incentive for considering a more energy-efficient options.

7. Wrapping paper –

Save paper to be reused next year, or it can be recycled with other mixed paper.

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