Christmas Waste Reduction

(BINGHAMTON, NY) This holiday season remember to celebrate sustainably. Follow these tips to waste less this holiday season and recycle right throughout the year.

  • Choose the “Ship in one box option” when purchasing multiple items online
  • Send holiday cards made from recycled paper
  • Recycle your (real) Christmas tree by mulching it for landscaping or bringing it to one of the drop off locations in Broome County
  • Make your own wrapping paper from the Sunday comics, magazines, or paper bags


  • Wrapping paper with glitter or metallic designs cannot be recycled
  • Burnt out or broken string lights should be thrown in the garbage not recycling
  • Look for items with little to no packaging for a gift
  • Bring your own bag whenever you shop
Publish Date
December 18, 2020