Holiday Guide to Reuse & Recycling

Recycling ribbonAfter the holidays, we’re often left with the problem of what to do with all the waste — from the platters of uneaten food to the Christmas tree to the old things that the shiny new gifts replaced.

The answer: reuse or recycle them. See my new “Holiday Guide to Reuse & Recycling” for practical, actionable suggestions. It covers where to recycle your old smartphone and computer, winter coat, broken holiday LED lights and more. Among other things, you’ll learn how to clear personal data off your various electronic devices before you recycle them to keep you safe from financial and identity theft. You’ll also get ideas for reducing holiday waste next time round, such as renting toys, instead of buying them.

If you have additional ideas I haven’t covered, please share them here.

Wishing a happy holiday and new year to all.


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2 Responses to Holiday Guide to Reuse & Recycling

  1. Natasha Atkins December 16, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    A great way to get your clutter of all kinds reused is to offer it on In their own words: “It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.” Go to the freecycle website and search by state to find the nearest freecycle community through you. You’ll be helping out neighbors, too.

  2. tom December 16, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    howdy, leftovers go to our canines and free range flock of 8 chicken hens. another challenge for my fellow sunbelt southwesterners. get rid of your elec or gas dryer and use solar! we have been hanging our clothes out to dry all our life here in arizona. we have little inclement weather days……