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Christmas waste and recycling

Recycling at Christmas

Don't let your rubbish affect your Christmas - make sure your recycling is collected by putting only correct materials in it.

Recycling festive materials in my brown lidded bin?

Download the recycling guide for a full list of what you can and can't recycle.  We've listed a few festive materials:

  • Black plastic - no thank you! Black plastic cannot be accepted for recycling
  • Bottle tops - no thank you!
  • Bottles (plastic & glass) - yes please! (main body of bin)
  • Cardboard - yes please! (insert)
  • Cards - no thank you! Greeting and Christmas cards cannot be accepted for recycling
  • Clingfilm - no thank you! Clingfilm cannot be accepted for recycling
  • Clothes - yes please! (pink bag, presented alongside recycling bin)
  • Disposable plates and cutlery - no thanks! Disposable plates and cutlery cannot be accepted for recycling
  • Envelopes - no thanks! Envelopes cannot be accepted for recycling
  • Foil (plates and cutlery included) - yes please (if washed, main body of bin)
  • Jars - yes please! (main body of bin)
  • Paper - yes please! (insert)
  • Plastic carrier bags - no thanks! plastic carrier bags cannot be accepted for recycling
  • Polystyrene - no thanks! Polystyrene cannot be accepted for recycling
  • Ribbons - no thanks! Ribbons cannot be accepted for recycling
  • Tins - yes please! (main body of bin)
  • Wrapping paper - no thanks! Wrapping paper cannot be accepted for recycling

Green bin recycling

  • All garden and food waste can go in to the green bin
  • Make the most of your leftovers by putting them in your green bin.. it can then be turned in to compost - all types of food (cooked, raw, bones, egg shells, leftovers, gone off foods etc. etc.)
  • Real Christmas trees can go in to the green bin, just chop them up first
  • Just remember there are no green bin collections between the 8th and 19th of January 2018

Last updated Tuesday, 14th November 2017

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