‘Tis the Season to Green Your Holiday
This time of year should be about family, friends and fun – not extra waste. During the holiday season, the amount of waste generated increases by approximately 25 per cent.
There are many ways residents can have a greener holiday season through gathering, gifting and decorating. Simple changes like reusing holiday items, giving waste-less gifts and recycling the right stuff can make a big impact.
When it’s time for holiday clean up, residents can follow our recycling checklist to properly sort out “naughty” and “nice” items into their blue cart. Be sure to check it twice!
- Plain non-foil wrapping paper
- Paper cards and envelopes
- Paper gift bags and boxes
- Cardboard boxes
- Metal cookie tins
- Foil and glittery wrapping paper
- Tissue paper
- Padded envelopes
- Ribbons and bows
- Styrofoam packaging
Still unsure? Look up the item on Waste Wizard at Regina.ca/waste
Recycling Tip: Flatten boxes to fit more recyclables in the blue cart or take excess recyclable material to one of the nine Big Blue Bin depots across the city.
Visit Regina.ca/reduce to learn more ways to “Green Your Holiday”