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City, Landfill Offer Holiday Recycling Tips

The city of Dubuque and the local landfill are reminding residents that there are ways to have a more environmentally-friendly Christmas. Both the city and the Dubuque Metro Area Solid Waste Agency have sent out holiday recycling tips in recent days. Both agencies stress that wrapping paper cannot be recycled, and suggest using newspaper or another, more sustainable method of gift wrap. Old holiday lights are also not allowed in city recycle bins. But the landfill will accept them at their electronics recycling drop-off site. Landfill administrators also suggest using washable tableware for holiday meals, rather than paper or plastic items that will be thrown away. Dubuque’s landfill will be closed on both Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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