Holiday Recycling

This holiday season, give the gift of a greener Temple! By recycling all of your holiday gift materials and party supplies you can help your Community and City be more sustainable. Every holiday season, tons and tons of valuable materials are placed in the landfill. These materials can be diverted and recycled by your efforts. So, wherever you are during the holidays…home base, work space, every place—remember to recycle.

See below for a full list of acceptable holiday recycling materials.

Holiday Gift Recycling List:
  • Wrapping paper and the cores (no foil paper, ribbons or bows)
  • Gift boxes and bags (no foil or plastic film)
  • Gift tags
  • Greeting cards and envelopes (no foil or glitter)
  • Paper shopping bags
  • Cardboard boxes (empty and flattened)
  • Hard plastic casing
  • Pasteboard packaging
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Holiday Party Recycling List:




  • Soda and water bottles
  • Milk, water and juice jugs
  • Rigid plastic containers and juice bottles
  • Yogurt containers and deli trays (rinsed clean)
  • Plastic cups, plates and to-go containers (no styrofoam)
  • Many mixed plastic containers and plastic products (NO plastic bags)





  • Tin, steel and aluminum can


Pasteboard boxes, such as soft drink cartons, cereal boxes (no plastic liners), and food boxes

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Packing/Moving boxes     


    Clear & brown glass can be recycled at one of Temple's drop off centers.

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