The holiday season is a time when families and friends gather for parties and holiday celebrations. After the party is over, it is important to know the rules to recycle as much waste as possible at local recycling drop-off containers and in your curbside bin, reports the Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District.
But remember, not everything this holiday season is recyclable. Please take a moment to review the naughty and nice recycling list before tossing an item into your recycling bin or container.
Materials that will be accepted on the nice list include: wrapping paper (not foil), gift boxes, gift bags (not foil), cardboard wrapping paper rolls, cardboard boxes, Christmas cards and envelopes, newspapers and sales ads, junk mail, clean pizza boxes (no grease or food residue),
paperboard (like cereal boxes), plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum and steel food and drink cans and glass bottles and jars.
Materials on the naughty list that will not be recycled include: ribbons and bows, tissue paper, foil wrapping paper, plastic bags, packaging materials such as plastic air bags, bubble wrap, Styrofoam blocks or packaging peanuts, plastic toys, whipped topping and butter tubs (if not thoroughly cleaned of food residue), aluminum pie and roasting pans and VHS tapes.
Questions may be directed to the District’s main office toll free at 1-888-850-7224 or 419-334-7222. For general recycling information, district recycling collections and events log onto the OSS Solid Waste District website at recycleoss.org or call 419-334-7222 or 1-888-850-7224.