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Remember to recycle after the holidays this year
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Remember to recycle after the holidays this year

Gwinnett -  As the holidays approach, Gwinnett County is reminding all of its residents that they should be recycling all of their left-over packaging from the holidays.  During Christmas most people generate trash bags full of wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, plastic and more.  Even the Christmas tree itself should be disposed of and recycled in the correct way.

As the holidays approach, remember to give a gift to the environment. In addition to your regular recyclables, many holiday items can be collected curbside. Examples include but are not limited to: wrapping paper (no plastic or foil varieties) and wrapping paper cores, gift bags, greeting cards, aluminum baking tins, beverage containers (some plastics, aluminum, and glass), and catalogs, plus most boxes and cardboard containers. Be sure to break down the cardboard before putting it out to be recycled.

Drop off your Christmas tree for recycling
And once the holidays are over, don't forget to recycle your Christmas tree! From December 26 until January 15, residents can drop off their live, undecorated trees at various locations  in Gwinnett County. The trees will be chipped during Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful's Bring One for the Chipper event on January 21 from 9:00am to noon at Bethesda Park, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville, near the soccer fields. The mulch from the trees will be used for County parks, facilities, etc. Please note that unless you have a yard waste contract with your hauler, trees will not be collected curbside.

Also be reminded that solid waste haulers will follow the normal schedule during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Day.

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