POSTED: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 5:09pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:32am
EL PASO – Valentine's Day cards are a thoughtful gesture, but once the holiday passes, most of them go straight to the trash.
Instead of throwing away your Valentine’s Day Cards this year, the City of El Paso Environmental Services Department encourages the public to recycle them.
The Curbside Recycling Program accepts non-metallic Valentine’s Day cards, gift paper bags and tissue for paper recycling. Homemade holiday cards written on with crayons or markers are also recyclable.
Other paper products accepted include clean, dry newspaper and inserts, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, stationery, bagged shredded paper, envelopes, telephone books, food boxes and cartons, paper bags, hardback and paperback books, postcards, and flattened cardboard boxes.
To learn more about the program, visit www.RecycleElPaso.org .
The “Recycle Right” outreach campaign is funded through an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant made possible by the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act.