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How to Have a “Green” Christmas This Year

December 14, 2009

BOSTON - A lot of what years ago was just tossed in the trash over the holidays can now be recycled or otherwise kept out of landfills. Amy Hock, public relations specialist with Metro Waste Authority, says we should think about re-using wrapping paper, bows and ribbons, and giving all other holiday-associated trash a recycling review before throwing it out.

"Everybody gets inundated with junk mail at Christmas time. Throw that stuff in your recycling bin; it is as easy as that. One thing people need to remember is when they go to the stores to buy wrapping paper is that the foil wrapping is not recyclable."

Hock says if Santa brings you a new TV, appliance, toys, games or clothing, you could consider giving the old ones to charity.

"They really shouldn't just end up in the garbage container. If it's a television that's still good that somebody can use, check with the Goodwill or Salvation Army; there are groups out there that will take electronics that are still usable."

Something new this year: Burned-out or outdated Christmas lights can be recycled by mailing them to Christmas Light Source Recycling Program, 1923 Sixth Avenue, Fort Worth, TX, 76110.

Monique Coppola, Public News Service - MA