Recycling experts say between Thanksgiving and New Year’s the amount of waste produced nationally goes up 25 percent compared to the rest of the year.
Therefore, it is important to know what you can and cannot recycle.
Wrapping paper that does not have metallic on it can be recycled, but tissue paper cannot be.
With online shopping a lot of people get boxes delivered this time of year, those cardboard boxes can be flattened and go in your blue bin.
Bubble wrap can’t be recycled but can be given back to retail stores.
Magazines and paper cards can be recycled.
However, cards that have any metallic, glitter, or foil should go in the trash.
If you’re hosting family and friends, all the plastic silverware, cups, and plates should be thrown in the trash.