When thinking of all the gift-wrap that filled our living room floor yesterday, my first thought was, “I wonder if any of this can be recycled…” You may have thought the same as you crammed what felt like an endless heap of torn and shredded gift-wrap into an empty garbage bag. I’m sure the sidewalks are full of fluffy garbage bags bursting at the seams with pretty but crumbled ribbons, glitter and paper all just waiting for the garbage truck to retrieve them. It seems like such a waste. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it could all be recycled?
Upon further review, not all gift-wrap can actually be recycled at a Recycling Center. A lot of the paper is dyed and processed, making it non-recyclable. However, if you got creative and trendy this year and happened to use brown paper or any such material to wrap your presents, then this would be an exception. In addition to brown paper packages, any sort of box that your gifts may have shipped to you in, can be recycled. Plastic bottles of soda that are now empty after your Christmas meal are also a great product to turn in.
According to the City of Rehoboth Beach, “Recycling of newspapers, magazines, narrow-neck plastic bottles, aluminum and steel cans, corrugated cardboard, boxboard, phone books, junk mall, glass and more reduces the volume of trash interred at the landfill, saves the City tipping fees and is environmentally friendly.” So to keep the Spirit of Christmas alive for just a few more days, search around your house for any items left over from your Christmas party and prepare them for the City of Rehoboth’s collection, to help our environment. After all, doing good is what Christmas is all about!
The City of Rehoboth provides for collection of recyclables for all Rehoboth residents. For the month of December through April, the collection is the first, third and fifth Friday of the month. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.
From all of us at the Don Williams Realty Group, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope that you enjoyed time with your families and friends. And remember, for all of your realty in Rehoboth Beach, DE, we are the team for you! With specially trained agents that are willing to work hard in order to find you a perfect home, we are a qualified group that you will love to work with. Call us today at 1-302-584-2548.