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Source: EDCO

December 12, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - EDCO reminds customers to recycle this holiday season. During the holidays, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than any other time of year. From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, an additional 1 million tons of waste is thrown out each week. Much of what will be tossed out after the holidays is recyclable or can be reused and with a little bit of effort, residents can reduce the amount of waste generated throughout the yuletide season.

Paper gift wrap, gift boxes, greeting cards, cardboard and glass, metal and plastic beverage containers can all be recycled in residents’ recycling carts. An estimated 2.6 billion holiday cards are sold each year in the United States, enough to fill a football field 10 stories high! Residents can help REDUCE by sending electronic greeting cards, a convenient, no-cost, waste-free alternative, REUSE by creating Do-It-Yourself gift cards by cutting cards into little squares or rectangles or use a fancy gift tag punch to turn this year’s cards into next year’s gift tags, and RECYCLE by placing all you holiday greeting cards in your recycling cart.

The kitchen will also be busy cooking up feasts that will be featured on holiday tables and will likely produce used cooking oil that can be recycled. Kitchen fat, oil and grease (FOG) can be recycled simply by collecting used discarded FOG in a leak-proof container and dropping it off free of charge at one of EDCO’s conveniently located Buyback Centers. The FOG will then ultimately be processed, filtered and converted into bio-diesel by a third party processor. Visit edcodisposal.com for a conveniently located EDCO Buyback Center.

For information on Christmas tree recycling and more holiday recycling information, visit our website at edcodisposal.com and enter your zip code for specific holiday recycling information in your community.

EDCO is family-owned and locally operated and provides waste and recycling services throughout San Diego County. For more information regarding EDCO visit our website at edcodisposal.com.



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