To many, the holiday season is “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for those in the garbage disposal business it is also the busiest time of the year due to the increase in trash generation resulting from holiday festivities. In fact, in the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's, American households generate 25% more waste. That's about 1 million extra tons of trash each year, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Thankfully, there are many simple and easy things that people can do to reduce the amount of trash they generate during the holiday season. The suggestions found below allow for full enjoyment of the holidays, but at the same time will help you to reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season.