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Create Memories, Not Garbage:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle this Holiday!

The holiday sesaon is upon us! Get ideas and tips below for holiday gifts, decorations and dining that are easy on the environment.

Check out the SCRD's holiday recycling guide to learn what is accepted for recycling.

Drop off your Christmas tree for chipping at one of the SCRD's residential green waste drop-off locations: Gibsons Public Works Yard, Salish Soils or Pender Harbour Transfer Station.

GIFT IDEAS THAT ARE EASY ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Experiences, Or Your Own Time or Talents
Ideas include tickets to a show, fitness passes, outdoor adventures like snowshoeing or kayaking, massage, spa or haircut, babysitting, dog walking, special dinner or baked treats, home improvements or landscaping, lessons for music, art, sports or cooking, plant cuttings, favourite recipes, homemade gifts and more.

Vintage and Reused
Family heirlooms, treasures and great bargains from antique or thrift shops, or find through online reuse forums.

Regift
Shop around your home! Someone else may enjoy one of your items more than you do.

Quality, Durable Items
Pool resources to purchase a quality item that will last.

Donations
Give to a cause or charity in someone else's name. The Sunshine Coast has many not-for-profits and charitable organizations working to enhance our community.

ECO-FRIENDLY GIFT WRAP AND DECORATING IDEAS

Download a copy of the Recycling Council of British Columbia's Green Gift Wrap Guide or check our this link for stylish and low impact gift wrap ideas.

Decorating your home for the holidays? Deck the halls with upcycled, reused and natural decorations. Find creative ideas here.

PLAN A WASTE-FREE HOLIDAY DINNER

These tips from the Love Food Hate Waste campaign and the Recycling Council of British Columbia's Zero Waste Dinner Guide will help you plan and prepare a memorable meal so that every morsel is enjoyed.

HOLIDAY RECYCLING GUIDE

Check with holiday-related items can and cannot be recycled. Download the guide here.