The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority is here to help “green” your holiday season. Yes, with money!

You can win $300 in time for Christmas. Info below!

In Upstate New York, the importance of recycling extends far beyond individual actions. Upstate New York boasts picturesque landscapes, including the Adirondack Mountains and the Finger Lakes. However, the pristine beauty of these natural wonders is threatened by the environmental impact of waste. Recycling plays a pivotal role in mitigating this impact by reducing the amount of waste sent to regional landfills. By recycling materials such as paper, plastic, glass, and metal, residents of Oneida and Herkimer Counties contribute to the preservation of their region's natural beauty, ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy its unparalleled landscapes.

Did you know that every year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day one million extra tons of garbage are produced? Here are some helpful tips on how to reduce your holiday waste:

1) Learn how to properly dispose of items like gift wrap, greeting cards, and decorations.

2) Reduce how much you buy, reuse whatever you can, and then recycle whatever possible.

3) Also consider donating items to those in need!

For more information visit the Authority at or

Win $300 Just In Time For Christmas

You can win $300 thanks to OHSWA with our 12 Days Of Recycling! The best part- You'll have this cash right before Christmas!

Each day between 12/7-12/18, Dave and Envy will have 12 different recycling codes for you in the 9AM hour (Yes, on the weekends too). Each day of the 12 days, when we give you the code, enter on our website HERE:

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