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Have an environmentally friendly holiday

Aspen Times Staff Report
ASPEN, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The City of Aspen has some advice for those who are seeking to be environmentally conscious during the holiday season.

In an effort to help encourage recycling, the city of Aspen’s environmental health department is giving away free recycle bins to the first 50 city residents that stop by the office on the second floor of City Hall, 130 S. Galena St. You can use the bins to collect wrapping paper, ribbons and bows during the holidays.

Here are some simple ideas for environmental consciousness:

– Reuse wrapping paper, newspaper and other paper items, or stop by the environmental health department office in City Hall and the staff will give you old maps to use as wrapping paper.

– Take public transit to parties.

– Take advantage of the Christmas tree recycling program.

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– Consider buying LED holiday lights to save energy and/or use a timer to automatically shut them off when you aren’t around.

More tips for conserving energy and waste are available on the Web at http://www.aspenpitkin.com/pdfs/ depts/44/monthlytip_holiday.pdf