FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Allen County Department of Environmental Management is trying to get people to do gift giving the environmental way this holiday season.
On Saturday, Saloman Farm Park visitors were able to learn what's recyclable and what's not.
The Allen County Department of Environmental Management is encouraging people to use alternatives to glitter and metallic wrapping paper.
Spokeswoman Aiste Manfredini said the landfill is nearing capacity.
"Any kind of bows should not go into the recycle bin. We suggest you reuse it if you can. Thing you can use for recycling for gift wrap is just regular wrapping paper that's soft. Not the glossy kind. Newspaper, magazines all those things can still be recycled even used for gift wrap," she explained.
Other things that are ok to use include burlap, t-shirts, silk material and cloth bags. Cloth bags were available to those who stopped by to learn more.