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Story Idea of the Week

Contact:
Karyn Barber, 407.246.4275
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182

STORY IDEA OF THE WEEK 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
10:30 a.m. – Holiday Recycling Demonstration
Jackson Neighborhood Center, 1002 West Carter Street 

Once all the holiday gifts are unwrapped, the greetings cards are read and the toys are unboxed, residents might be wondering what to do with all that trash and how to properly dispose of holiday bi-products like wrapping paper, greeting cards, gift boxes and packing materials.

This year, the City of Orlando wants to make sure residents have 4-1-1 on taking steps to reduce the amount of materials that get thrown away, and make this holiday a season of recycling.

To show “What Goes Where,” the City of Orlando will host a demonstration for media at the Jackson Neighborhood Center, where staff from the city’s Solid Waste division will demonstrate proper disposal processes for some of the season’s most common waste products.

The demo will include:

  • Examples of holiday items like wrapping paper, greeting cards, gift bags and packing materials
  • A natural Christmas tree
  • A tutorial of the city’s Orlando Collects online tool and app that can help answer if items can be recycled

Interview opportunities will be available on-site with City of Orlando Solid Waste Division Manager Mike Carroll.