North Laurel/savage

January 04, 1993

Recycle leftover loose-fill packaging

When all the holiday gifts from near and far are unwrapped, what do conscientious consumers do with all the leftover loose-fill packaging?

The packaging, called "peanuts," can be recycled in Howard County at Mail Boxes Etc. in the Laurel Tower Plaza Shopping Center.

More than 1,400 MBE centers across the country are involved in the loose-fill collection program.

Because there may be times when the storage for the peanuts is full, the store suggests calling the center before dropping off the foam loose fill.

MBE uses foam loose fill because it is lightweight and provides protection for fragile items. It also is easy to work with and keeps handling costs down, which are passed on to the consumer.

Information: 1-800-828-2214.

POLICE LOG

* North Laurel: 10500 block of Saddle Brook Court: Someone stole a $550 16-inch rear tire from a 1987 Chrysler Conquest between 11 p.m. Dec. 28 and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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