7 Effective Ways to Recycle During the Holidays
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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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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