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Breaking down what to do with your holiday packages

What you can and cannot recycle this holiday season

CLEVELAND — Between online deals and the COVID-19 pandemic, holiday shopping is going to look different this year as more Americans turn to internet shopping. 

It won't take long before you soon find yourself with delivery boxes flooding your home. That's why it's important to know what you can, versus what you cannot recycle. 

Below, you can see which items from Amazon are recyclable and which should just go directly into the trash. 

Brown padded mailers: Recycle.

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Brown paper mailer

Amazon cardboard boxes: Remove tape and recycle.

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Brown cardboard Amazon box

Blue and white mailers: Check your city's rules on recycling plastic.

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Blue and white mailer

White plastic bags: Check your city's rules on recycling plastic.

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White plastic bag

Bubble-lined paper mailer: Garbage.

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Bubble-lined paper mailer

You can find out where in your city allows for plastic drop off by clicking here.

For a full list of all of Amazon's packaging items and what to do with them, click here.