Holiday recycling tips, from gift wrap to gadgets | Crescent City community news

Like the remainder of the nation, Louisiana produces extra waste in December than every other month. The Louisiana Division of Environmental High quality presents some recommendations on planning and being environmentally pleasant in the course of the holidays.

THINK GREEN: cut back, reuse and recycle. Wrapping presents could be a problem. Be artistic — use nontraditional supplies equivalent to a shawl, bandana, dishtowel or material purchasing bag.

OUT WITH THE OLD: When you have outgrown toys and clothes, contemplate donating them to charities. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, verify with the charities for hours of donation. Discarded electronics (laptops, previous CPUs, copiers, fax machines, printers and flat-screen displays) could also be donated to a neighborhood nonprofit company or the Capital Space Company Recycling Council. Resulting from COVID-19 restrictions, verify the company web site for hours of donation at

TREE FACTS: Think about lowering environmental influence when adorning your property. A synthetic tree doesn’t need to be discarded, and a dwell tree might be replanted. If you are going to buy a reduce tree, keep in mind that it can’t be flocked or have tinsel or decorations on it whether it is to be recycled. Minimize bushes are often collected in early January and are floor up into compost or mulch or utilized in different methods. You could find details about seasonal pickups and recycling via your parish.

THINK AHEAD: LED Christmas lights last more, save vitality and cash, and might be recycled. Go to for recycling directions. Cardboard might be put right into a recycle bin or taken to a drop-off location. Foam peanuts and bubble wrap might be reused. Purchase rechargeable batteries for toys, cameras and devices. When these batteries now not maintain a cost, name the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp. at 800-822-8837 or go to for data on the closest battery recycling drop-off location.

For extra recycling concepts, go to page/recycling or go to Republic’s vacation recycling suggestions at