Christmas, Hannukah and the like are great times, but they often create a lot of trash. The city's Department of Public Works has a useful flyer on what kinds of holiday stuff you can recycle in the city-provided recycling bins. For example, I didn't know you could recycle plastic bags in the city bins.
Take a look here or read below. It's in English and Spanish.
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