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Tulsa, Okla., Company Holds "Unboxing Christmas" Event to Boost Recycling

AWC is holding a 12-day 'Unboxing Christmas' program to give people an opportunity to recycle all the leftover items and gift packaging that might otherwise go in the garbage.

American Waste Control in Tulsa, Okla., is taking a creative approach to dealing with the glut of waste generated by the holiday season.

The company is holding a 12-day 'Unboxing Christmas' program to give people an opportunity to recycle all the leftover items and gift packaging that might otherwise go in the garbage. Some of the proceeds from those recyclables are going to go to Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank.

Newson6.com has more:

“Historically, the days after Christmas and New Year’s are really our busiest time,” said Robert Pickens, Vice President of Recycling for American Waste Control. “That’s when all that wrapping paper, cardboard, and other recyclables from the holidays start coming in from across Tulsa.”

The Unboxing event, which kicks off Monday, December 26 and ends January 6, 2017, is in its fourth year. 

AWC representatives said a portion of the funds earned by the company for the increase in recyclable material sales are returned to help the community. 

Read the full story here.

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