What did you do with all that wrapping paper?
On average, Americans produce about 25% more garbage over the holidays, but most of that can be either reused or recycled.

from the packaging of gifts, cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, and even down to the bow on top, just about everything you unwrapped this week can be recycled.

Yakima Police say if you received or purchased a big ticket item like a new big screen tv or computer, don't leave the empty box on the curb with the rest of your garbage and recycling to be picked up. They say that's just a big advertisement for thieves to break into your home.