Letter: Please Recycle All Those Holiday Party Supplies, Packaging and Wrapping Paper

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Letter to the editor from Joanne Clark

Holidays are hectic and rushed. It’s the season of additional food containers, party supplies and all sorts of packaging and wrappings, plus batteries and old electronics replaced by new. No getting around it, there’s just more to recycle during the holidays.

The town’s plastic bag ordinance went into effect on September 12. Photo: Leslie Yager

New regulations in 2018 prohibit certain items from single stream recycling, as outlined on Town website.

  • Plastic Bags and Wrappings – bring to dedicated bin at Holly Hill or put in trash
  • Styrofoam – put in trash
  • Shredded Paper – bring to dedicated bin at Holly Hill or put in trash

Holly Hill has dedicated bins for old batteries and electronics, and the Book Shed located in the recycling area happily accepts used books. The Goodwill trailer accepts used household items and clothing. It’s easy to set these items aside and deliver to Holly Hill when convenient.


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Close up of Greenwich's single stream recycling, which has low levels of contamination. Photo: Leslie Yager

Close up of Greenwich’s single stream recycling, which has low levels of contamination. Photo: Leslie Yager

In all the rush of the season, take a calming moment to enjoy the holiday baskets and tree lights along Greenwich Avenue. Although December dismisses any reminders of global warming, environmental problems persist during winter. Thank you for recycling. You will make a difference.

See also :

PHOTOS, VIDEO: A Close-Up Look at City Carting’s Single Stream Recycling

 

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