Holiday Recycling Reminder

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Happy Holidays! Thank you for your recycling efforts over the past year. Following are some guidelines for recycling during the holiday months and all year long:

Please DO include the following items in your paper recycling mix:

  • corrugated cardboard boxes
  • paperboard gift boxes
  • greeting cards (except those with foil, metallic inks, or glitter)
  • wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue wrap (except those with foil, metallic inks, or glitter)
  • paper shopping bags (any type of handle is okay)
  • catalogs and calendars

Please DO NOT include these items in your recycling mix:

  • ribbons, bows, and tinsel (reusable from year to year)
  • packing peanuts and Styrofoam (accepted for reuse at Greenfield UPS Store)
  • holiday lights (WtE scrap metal recycler in Greenfield pays .20/lb. for light strings)
  • plastic bags (clean, dry plastic bags marked #2 or #4 recyclable at some retailers)
  • blister packaging (formed plastic package used to hold toys and electronics)
  • photographs

Questions about recycling? Please contact Franklin County Solid Waste Management District at 413-772-2438;, or visit MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD).

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