The holiday season is just around the corner and with it comes buying, wrapping and gifting that substantially increases the amount of solid waste we generate.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s period than any other time of year. This prompts me to suggest ways readers can reduce, reuse and recycle during the holidays.

Judie Butterfield is chairman of the borough’s Recycling Committee. She can be reached at jbfd@comcast.net, or 717-337-0724.

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