News Release 496

Department offers tips for keeping the holidays "green"

Volume 37-496 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 22, 2009 -- The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day typically generates the largest amount of waste during the year. The Department of Natural Resources offers simple, inexpensive ways to keep waste at a minimum and conserve resources and energy this holiday season.

To keep your holidays green, you can do a few things differently this year:

With just a little creativity, you can help alleviate the year-end bulge in our landfills. Have a fun, safe and green holiday season!

For more information on recycling, reuse and composting, contact the department's Solid Waste Management Program at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-5401, or visit our website at