Comox Strathcona Waste Management is offering some tips to reduce waste this holiday season.

Waste Reduction Educator Gayle Bates is encouraging residents to think outside the box when it comes to gift wrapping.

Bates says if you’re looking for last minute gifts – experiences are a great option, which also don’t leave any waste.

Bates notes that when it comes to wrapping paper, look for the kind without foil in it so it can be recycled after Christmas morning.