Reduce Holiday Waste
From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, Americans throw away 25% more trash than any other time of year. In just two months, this extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage sent to the landfill. We’ll help you celebrate the season while caring for the Earth.
String Lights & Wrapping Paper
String lights can be recycled as electronic waste at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park Monday through Friday 7am to 3:30pm and Saturdays from 7am to noon.
When it comes to wrapping paper, not all gift wraps are created equally. Look for wrapping paper with a high percentage of post-consumer recycled content, which means it’s made from recycled paper. Better yet? Reuse gifts bags, wrap with newspaper, or get creative with repurposed ribbons and lengths of twine.
After the New Year, bring real Christmas trees to one of five drop-off locations around Summit County. All ornaments, tinsel, lights, etc. must be removed. Wreaths are not allowed.
Artificial trees in good condition can be resold or donated online. Crafters can search online for tutorials on repurposing artificial trees into wreaths, garland and DIY table decorations.