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Recycle centers want your holiday trash, electronics

After the piles of loot from Santa transform into mountains of ripped paper and bows, Tasis Karayiannis said to bring it in. After the piles of loot from Santa transform into mountains of ripped paper and bows, Tasis Karayiannis said to bring it in.
Carbondale's annual Christmas tree recycling program will begin on Jan. 2. Carbondale's annual Christmas tree recycling program will begin on Jan. 2.
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

As Christmas wraps up, you might notice the piles of trash adding up.

From wrapping paper to bubble wrap, they all have a place at the curb or a recycling center. And recycling officials don't want southern Illinois residents to have to guess.

The Southern Recycling Center in Carbondale is slammed this time of year.

After the piles of loot from Santa transform into mountains of ripped paper and bows, Tasis Karayiannis said to bring it in.

"After we process it, we will send it to a mill and they'll use it to make new paper out of it," he said.

Each year the southern recycling center collects over 18,000 tons of recyclable goods. From electronics to the dishes your Christmas cookies were served on – just about anything found under your tree can be recycled.

“We do an increase of 25 percent to 40 percent from the public,” he said.

Karayiannis said the more they collect, the less there is in landfills, making this holiday trip one worth your time.

The Southern Recycling Center is opened six days a week.

Also, it's not just wrapping paper and boxes that can be recycled. Your tree can be too.

Carbondale's annual Christmas tree recycling program will begin on Jan. 2.

Officials say you can leave your tree on the curb on your usual recycle day and the city will pick it up. If that doesn't work for you, there are four drop-off locations in town.

You can drop off your tree until Feb. 1 at the Public Works Complex, East Recycling Drop-Off Center, Parrish Park parking lot and the Attucks Park parking lot.

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