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"Pre-Cycle" to Trim Down on Holiday Trash in Illinois

(Undated) -- The end-of-year holidays aren't just a time filled with more cheer, but a time filled with more trash, although some simple tips can help keep that to a minimum. Wynne Coplea, who heads the Illinois Recycling Association, says the best way to cut down on the garbage generated is through what's known as "pre-cycling," and thinking ahead before you purchase a gift. Coplea says between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the average household produces about 25-percent more waste than normal.

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