Holiday Recycling

It's more important than ever to only recycle items that can be turned into new products. Check out OCRRA's recycling rules so you know what's recyclable year-round, and read on for holiday-specific details.


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RECYCLE, IN YOUR BLUE BIN

  • Greeting cards and envelopes (nothing with metallic, foil or glitter decoration)
  • Gift boxes
  • Gift bags (glossy is okay, just nothing with metallic, foil or glitter decoration)
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Catalogs and magazines
  • Clean aluminum foil and disposable aluminum baking trays (must be clean/devoid of food; crush into a ball to make sure it gets sorted with metal items, not paper)
  • Wrapping paper (nothing with metallic, foil or glitter decoration)

DONATE

  • Textiles (clothes, shoes/belts, bags, linens, shoes, blankets, curtains, etc.)
  • Toys

TRASH

  • Metallic, glitter or foil wrapping paper; greeting cards; gift bags
  • and envelopes
  • Ribbons and bows
  • Tissue paper
  • Styrofoam

Trash Bag

RECYCLING TIP:


Your recyclables should NEVER be bagged. Instead, place items in the recycling bin loose - and recycle clean plastic bags at local retailers.


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