How to Properly Dispose of Tinsel

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Tinsel is a common holiday decoration that adds sparkle and shine to Christmas trees and other festive displays. While tinsel can be reused for several years, eventually it may lose its luster or become damaged. When it's time to dispose of tinsel, it's important to do so in an environmentally responsible way.

Tinsel is made of thin strips of metallic or plastic material, which can be difficult to recycle. However, there are still options to ensure that tinsel doesn't end up in the landfill:

  1. Reuse: If your tinsel is still in good condition, consider storing it for future use or donating it to someone who can use it.
  2. Trash: If your tinsel is damaged or no longer usable, it should be placed in the trash. Be sure to securely bag the tinsel to prevent it from blowing away.

Remember, tinsel should not be placed in recycling bins or composted. Also, be cautious when handling tinsel, as the metallic strands can pose a risk of entanglement or choking, especially for pets and young children.