PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Now that all the Christmas toys and gifts are opened up, you may want to consider recycling those empty boxes instead of trashing them.
A lot of people were out on Monday recycling their wrapping paper and cardboard boxes at the Pender County Recycling Center in Hampstead.
You can also drop off solid waste at the location off Highway 17.
For those who live in Wilmington, extra recycling can be placed next to the regular bin in a box or paper bag.
Officials are asking that you break down cardboard boxes.
The city will also pick up Christmas trees.