24 Dec '15, 11am

How to get rid of Christmas garbage, from lights to mistletoe

What is the appropriate way to discard Christmas lights that no longer work? Kathy Los Angeles, CA A. Dearest Kathy, ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through LA, decoration disposal questions threatened to spoil the day … I could go on, but you probably have halls to deck and holiday cheer to spread, so I’ll reluctantly stop thinking of words that rhyme with LEDs (melodies!) and start thinking of festive advice for you. In fact, because strings of burned-out Christmas bulbs are just the beginning of the holiday-related trash many of us face this time of year, I’d like to expand our discussion to include a few more vexing disposal issues. From broken ornaments to crumpled wrapping paper to 12-foot Fraser firs bedecked with baubles, the holiday season is notorious for leaving us with a serious trash hangover when January rolls around. We Americans toss out 25 percent...

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