After the holidays, we're often left with a lot of stuff to get rid of. It's tempting to wad up that mountain of wrapping paper, bows, and other packaging and jam it into your recycle cart.
Unfortunately, most holiday waste can't go in your curbside recycle cart or in the recycle bins at the Waste and Recovery Center (WARC). The lists we've put together below show you where you can take certain holiday items to be reused or recycled, as well as which items can't be recycled.
Find drop-off locations for holiday waste items
The following items don't go in your recycle cart or in the WARC's recycle bins, but there are drop-off locations that will reuse or recycle them.
Get a new watch or upgrade your cell phone? Don't forget to list used, working items on a reuse website or take them to a local thrift store.
These items DON'T go in your recycle cart
The following items don't go in your recycle cart or in the WARC's recycle bins and must go in the trash.
Yikes! So, what can you do to avoid this waste? Find creative ways to wrap gifts! Check out some ideas for alternative gift wrap here.
Call (360) 867-2491 or e-mail ThurstonSolidWaste@co.thurston.wa.us.
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