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Recycle Right this Christmas

Published on Thursday, 7th December 2017

We are asking residents of the Borough to remember to recycle as much as possible this year whilst also ensuring to recycle right!

Santa isn’t too far away and with him will come additional waste and recycling. In order to avoid overflowing or rejected bins it’s really important that everything that can be recycled is, and waste is sorted correctly at home. Brown lid bins can be used for recycling materials, whilst any food waste can be put in the green bin to be made into compost.

To help, guides are available and can be downloaded for free on Alternatively please contact the Council's Customer Services Team. The recycle right guide includes a comprehensive list of what can, and cannot be recycled in the brown lid bin and residents are urged to check the list before the festive fun begins.

Glass & plastic bottles, tins, jars, cans, foil, tetrapak, aerosols and many more can still be put in the main body of the brown lid bin. Whilst paper, cardboard, newspapers, phone books and toilet roll tubes can be put in the brown lid bin insert to be recycled. New and replacement inserts can be ordered on the Council website or by calling 02476376170.

Please remember that wrapping paper, Christmas/greetings cards and polystyrene cannot be recycled in the brown lid bin and should therefore be re-used by residents or put into the black household waste bin.

For more information, hints and tips about recycling visit or call 02476376170

Cllr Barry Longden, portfolio holder for Health and Environment said

“Recycling is a great way to do your bit for your Borough and the environment. Whilst we want residents to recycle as much as possible over the Christmas period, we also want everyone to ensure the correct items are being recycled to avoid rejected bins. As always, we thank all of our residents for their continued efforts with recycling for Nuneaton and Bedworth.”