By Robert Douglas, recycling coordinator

It’s that time of year again when people open cards and unwrap presents. But please remember: don’t throw your cards, ribbons or wrapping paper into the recycling containers. Many of them cannot be recycled because of the special inks, glitter or foil used on the cards or paper.

If they are thrown into the office or newspaper recycle bins, they can mess up the recycling process.

Keep pitching in. Keep the paper coming. But please put Christmas wrapping paper into the nonrecycled trash.

However, Christmas cards can be recycled another way. Mail the picture-side only to:
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude St.
Dept MN
Boulder City, NV 89005

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is a home in Nevada for neglected, abandoned and abused children from all over the country.

The recycled Christmas cards are cut and reused with new messages. Each child receives money in an individual account for the card he/she makes.

For more information on ordering the recycled cards from St. Jude’s, call (702) 293-3131. For more information on UST’s recycling, contact me at (651) 962-6388.

Thanks from the recycling team!