GREENSBORO, NC — It’s probably the last thing your kids think about on Christmas morning.

They’re trying to rip through the paper not save or recycle it. But, we have an expert here showing you why the gift wrap matters and the best way to get rid of it.

Alex Arnett works with the city of Greensboro’s recycling unit. He says a lot of people think wrapping paper is recyclable, but that’s not true.

“A common mistake many people make around the holidays is loading their recycling bins with wrapping paper, tissue, ribbons and more,” said Arnett. “Unfortunately, the shiny, laminated paper is actually not recyclable.