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Town Of Medfield Offers Holiday Recycling Tips For Residents

BY JOSH PERRY (@Josh_Perry10)
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

During the holiday season, gifts are given, families and friends gather together for parties, and there is plenty of trash, wrapping paper, and more that piles up.

Want to know what you can recycle or what the Transfer Station will accept in the coming weeks? Then follow these tips from the Town of Medfield:

Use single stream recycling for regular cardboard and corrugated cardboard boxes (flattened and with no packaging materials inside), paperboard gift boxes, greeting cards (except ones with glitter, foil, or metallic inks), gift wrap, gift bags, and tissue paper, paper shopping bags (remove handles that are not paper), and catalogs and calendars.

The following items are not allowed in single stream recycling: ribbons, bows, and tinsel; packing peanuts and Styrofoam; holiday lights; and plastic bags.

Your Christmas tree can be composted at the Transfer Station. Wreaths should be disposed of separately due to the wiring.

Donate unwanted items. There are a number of organizations in the local area that will be willing to accept donations to help rid of clutter that has built up during the holiday season or for those older products that were replaced by new gifts.

The Medfield Transfer Station will also be hosting a special Styrofoam collection on Saturday, Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Packing peanuts and bubble wrap will also be accepted if bagged separately. ReFoamIt will also be in Medfield in May and October.

Also on Jan. 2, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Electronic Redux will be at the Transfer Station to accept unwanted computers, monitors, printers, faxes, entertainment systems, and more for a small fee. Electronic Redux will be back on the first weekend of each month.

For more information, visit www.town.medfield.net.

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