Americans are expected to spend over $27 billion on Valentine’s Day this year, and the result will be mass amounts of greeting cards, candy and flowers.
Valentine’s Day cards
Greeting cards and envelopes can be placed in your curbside recycling bin loosely, with no plastic bags, string or twine.
Candy is often wrapped in cellophane wrappers or those that are wax coated and made with nonrecyclable materials. Pace candy wrappers in your regular garbage for disposal.
Many cardboard candy boxes also contain a plastic portion and are not accepted for recycling. Candy boxes should be placed in your regular garbage for disposal. Consider reusing candy boxes as organizers for crafts, jewelry or other small items.
Flowers and vases
Flowers and glass vases are not accepted for recycling. Consider reusing vases before disposal. Flowers can be placed in your backyard composter or set out with green waste. Flowers also can be placed in your regular garbage