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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.

Download the recycling guide for a full list of what you can and can't recycle.

Over the festive period, pop the following into your brown lid bin:

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Bottles
  • Foil
  • Jars
  • Tins

Unfortunately, the following cannot go into your brown lid bin:

  • Black plastic
  • Bottle tops
  • Cards
  • Clingfilm
  • Disposable plates and cutlery
  • Envelopes
  • Plastic carrier bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Ribbons
  • Wrapping paper

Green bin recycling

  • All garden and food waste can go in to your 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.)
  • Real Christmas trees can go in to the green bin, just chop them up first

Last updated Monday, 1st October 2018

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