By Bob Douglas
Coordinator of Recycling and Central Receiving

As you exchange cards and gifts this holiday season, please remember not to throw your cards, ribbons or wrapping paper into recycling containers.

Many kinds of wrapping paper and greeting cards will not recycle. They contain foil, glitter, special inks and papers that do not readily break down. If they are thrown into our office or newspaper recycling, they can create havoc in the recycling process for our main paper processor, Rock-Tenn.

If you wish to discard Christmas wrapping paper and cards, place them in the nonrecyclable trash containers.

However, you can recycle your Christmas cards by mailing the picture side only to:

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude St.
Dept. MN
Boulder City, NV 89005

Located in Nevada, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is a home for neglected, abandoned and abused children from all over the country. The pictures are carefully cut out and reused with new messages. Each child receives money in an individual account for the cards she or he makes.

For more information on ordering the recycled cards from St. Jude’s, call (702) 293-3131.

If you have recycling questions, call me at (651) 962-6388.