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Posted on: November 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Recycling Tips for Thanksgiving

Republic Services_Thanksgiving advice

Help reduce trash to our landfills with the following tips:

Skip the Disposables

Disposable dishes and cutlery are tempting when you're feeding a large group, but consider using regular plates and cutlery and large refillable pitchers for beverages. If you do use disposables, opt for compostable or biodegradable options.

Size Down Your Turkey and Make the Most of Leftovers

Americans will discard throw away 25% of their total Thanksgiving meal. Buy the right size turkey and just enough trimmings so you can reduce food waste.

  • Send dinner guests home with leftovers.
  • Invite neighbors to share leftovers the next day.
  • Make soup or sandwiches with leftovers.
  • Freeze what you won't eat right away.

Don't Miss Your Pickup

Rainbow/Republic Services does not pick up waste on Thanksgiving. If your regular collection day is Thursday, then your carts will be serviced the day after on Friday, November 29.

To learn more about holiday recycling and waste tips, call 714-847-3581.

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