Waste-free holidays

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holiday stockingDid you know that Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day? The added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons add up to an additional 1 million tons of waste each week. That’s a lot of garbage!

This year, consider doing something a little different - give the gift of experience, throw a waste-free holiday party, or choose a living tree instead of a cut tree.

These gift and celebration ideas will help you generate less waste and experience what really matters - the joy and memories of the holiday season.

Visit King County's Green Holidays website for more great ways to prevent waste this holiday season!

Contact us

Call (360) 867-2491 or e-mail ThurstonSolidWaste@co.thurston.wa.us.

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