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Dinolfo Reminds Residents to Recycle as Cyber Monday Purchases Arrive

Dinolfo Reminds Residents to Recycle as Cyber Monday Purchases Arrive

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo reminded residents to recycle cardboard after their holiday shopping, especially as purchases made on Cyber Monday begin to arrive via common two-day shipping options. With the increasing popularity of online shopping, cardboard used for shipping has become one of the most disposed of household materials.

“Cyber Monday was the single largest online shopping day in history, so we know many Monroe County residents found some great deals on their holiday gifts,” said Dinolfo. “As those Cyber Monday purchases begin to arrive with two-day shipping, I encourage everyone to properly recycle the cardboard packages they will come in. Recycling throughout the holiday season will help keep Monroe County beautiful and reinforce our efforts to attract employers, jobs, and opportunity here heading into the new year.”

Cardboard used to protect holiday gifts during shipping often weighs more than the gifts themselves. Almost 30% of annual retail purchases are made during the holiday season, resulting in a spike in recyclable materials.

Cardboard can be recycled through curbside recycling pickup, or at the Ecopark. To recycle curbside, cardboard should be flattened down or cut into small pieces and placed in or under the recycling container.

The ecopark is located at 10 Avion Drive, and is open Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For a full list of acceptable items, associated fees, and necessary appointments, please visit