Harlin Savage of Eco-Cycle joins us to talk about recycling after the holidays, when it is estimated that Americans create 25% more waste.
We’ll hear how to compost christmas trees and recycle wrapping paper as well as how to have a zero waste new year.
Harlin says DO NOT put wrapping paper in curbside bins as the paper is has too many metallic elements and can not be recycled with other paper. Similarly, tissue paper is too degraded to be recycled with other paper, but can be placed in the compost. Christmas trees can also be composted.
Recycling After the Holidays KGNU News
Find out more tips at Eco-Cycle’s holiday guide.
Wrapping Paper will be accepted for a limited time only in BOULDER from Dec. 26 – Jan. 31 at the Boulder County Recycling Center and Boulder Drop-off Center, 1901 63rd St.