Holiday Recycling Guide
Batteries can contain toxic metals and pose a threat if improperly disposed. All types of batteries, including rechargeable, button, and alkaline batteries, are accepted at the Environmental Center for safe handling and recycling.
Boxes, such as cardboard boxes and gift boxes, can be placed in your recycling cart. Boxes must be emptied and flattened. Boxes are also accepted at the Environmental Center for recycling.
Cards that have glitter or foil, or cards printed on photo paper, cannot be recycled. Any cards that make sounds or light up have a battery that should be removed and recycled – batteries are accepted at the Environmental Center.
Gift wrap does not belong in your recycling cart, unless it is plain (no glitter, foil, bows, or ribbon) and flattened. Get creative with alternatives to wrapping paper, such as gift bags, cloth wrapping, and reusable boxes.
String lights and cords do not belong in your recycling cart because they get tangled in the equipment at recycling sorting facilities. They are accepted for recycling at the Environmental Center.