Think green, live green this holiday season

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District encourages residents to think “green” and live “green” this holiday season by recycling and reusing many of the common waste items that are typically in abundance this time of year.

Packing peanuts, those little styrofoam pieces that are used as packing material in boxes, can be reused at any Pak Mail, UPS Store, or at the KIRB Reuse Center located in the Indian River Mall. Styrofoam packaging from large electronics and appliances can be recycled at any of the five Customer Convenience Centers or the Main Landfill.

Holiday wrapping paper can be recycled with your newspaper and left curbside in your recycling bin.

Christmas trees (free of decorations) will be picked up curbside with regular paid yard debris services or can be taken to one of the Convenience Centers or Main Landfill.

Computers, televisions and other electronics are common presents, which means that old electronics need to be safely discarded.

Computers and other electronics can be recycled any of the five Customer Convenience Centers or the Main Landfill.

Coming soon will be the Annual Electronics Recycling Event in Vero Beach to be held on Saturday Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Indian River Mall near Macy’s.

Recycling bins are always available through one of these three locations: Keep Indian River Beautiful in the Indian River Mall, the Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District located at the Main Landfill, and the Indian River County Utilities Operations Center located on the corner of 41st Street and 43rd Avenue.

Broken and unusable bins may be brought to any of these locations to be recycled, or they can be broken into pieces and put in a recycling bin for regular pick up.

For more information on recycling this holiday season, call (772) 770-5112.


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