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Thu December 26, 2013

Why Recycling Wrapping Paper Can Be Tricky Business

Most glittery or metallic wrapping paper can’t be recycled.
King County Solid Wast

The same shiny gift wrap and bright bows that make Christmas presents so enticing are exactly what give recycling centers headaches the day after Christmas.

At the Kootenai County Solid Waste Department in north Idaho, the day after Christmas has two distinctions: it's one of the busiest days of the year by volume, and one of the lightest days by weight. The reason: wrapping paper, says Roger Saterfiel, who oversees the department.

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