O-K…so Christmas Day has come and gone…and I don’t know what your living room floor looks like. But there’s probably some clean-up work to do. Kristin Lawton with the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency knows there’s all kinds of debris you want to get rid of.
“Cardboard boxes, catalogs and magazines, gift boxes, gift bags, greeting cards and envelopes, and of course wrapping paper. The important thing to remember about those gift bags and cards and wrapping paper is, if they’re paper items they can go in the blue bin. But any of those metallic or glossy foil items, those need to go in your trash, because they are not recyclable in the paper stream.”
Lawton realizes it takes a little more effort to separate just what can be recycled…but suggests a little organization on clean-up. And when it’s time to get rid of the tree, there are also some suggestions, whether you have curbside pick-up or bring it to a mulching station.
“We do ask that you put them out to your curb or bring them to OCRRA (compost stations) completely naked, as in no plastic bags, not lights, no tinsel, no strands of anything, no ornaments. What happens with these trees is they are chipped up and made into mulch and we can’t be chipping up your tinsel and other things because that wouldn’t make very good mulch.”
Lawton says the compost sites are open December 29th thru January 10th…they’re in Amboy and Jamesville.
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