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Think, live 'green' this holiday season
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Posted: 2012 Dec 21 - 06:37

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INDIAN RIVER COUTNY -- The Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District encourages residents to think "green" and live "green" this holiday season by recycling and reusing many of the common waste items that are typically in abundance this time of year.

Packing peanuts, those little styrofoam pieces that are used as packing material in boxes, can be reused at any Pak Mail, UPS Store or at the KIRB Reuse Center located in the Indian River Mall.

Styrofoam packaging from large electronics and appliances can be recycled at any of the five customer convenience centers or the main landfill.

Holiday wrapping paper can be recycled with your newspaper and left curbside in your recycling bin. Christmas trees (free of decorations) will be picked up curbside with regular paid yard debris services or can be taken to one of the centers or main landfill.

Computers, televisions and other electronics are common presents, which means that old electronics need to be safely discarded.

Computers and other electronics can be recycled at any of the centers or the landfill.

Coming soon will be the annual electronics recycling event in Vero Beach to be held on Jan.19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach.

Recycling bins are always available through one of these three locations: Sebastian City Hall, the Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District located at the main landfill, and the Indian River County Utilities Operations Center located on the corner of 41st Street and 43rd Avenue.

Broken and unusable bins may be brought to any of these locations to be recycled, or they can be broken into pieces and put in a recycling bin for regular pick up.

For more information on recycling this holiday season, call (772) 770-5112.

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