Recycle the Holidays
Recycle Your Wrapping Paper
Most wrapping paper can be recycled in your home recycling container. A little tape is fine, but remove the big pieces. Consider saving reusable wrapping paper, along with ribbons and bows. Glittery paper and ribbons you can't use again should go in the garbage.
Recycle Your Gadgets
Recycle electronics at a Take it Back Network location. They will take back products such as computers, TVs, cell phones and certain other household electronics. You can recycle computers, monitors, TVs and e-readers for free at E-Cycle Washington (external) locations.
Recycle Your Cooking Oil
General Biodiesel offers cooking oil recycling locations (external) around King County during the holiday season.
Recycle Your Lights
If you buy new energy-efficient holiday lights, ask your retailer if they will accept your old lights, or visit these recycling locations.
Recycle Your Tree
By recycling your Christmas tree, you’ll give it new life as wood chips or compost.
Recycle Styrofoam Blocks and Peanuts
Styrofoam (polystyrene) packing materials cannot be recycled in your curbside cart. There are several locations in King County, some of them seasonal, where you can drop off Styrofoam blocks or peanuts for recycling or reuse. Check King County’s What Do I Do With…? website for locations.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2013