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Greener Christmas

 Enjoy a greener Christmas:

  • Buy your fruit and vegetables loose so there’s less packaging.
  • When you're out shopping for Christmas presents take a reusable bag with you and say no to plastic carriers.
  • Buy drinks in bigger bottles - one large bottle generates less waste than several small ones.
  • Stick with tradition and put presents in a stocking that can be reused each year.
  • Take the Scrunch test to see if you can recycle your wrapping paper:

how to take the scrunch test


  • Put any vegetable peelings from your Christmas dinner in your compost bin.
  • We can recycle all of your Christmas cards, with the exception of battery-operated cards. Just pop them out for collection in your green bin
  • If you subscribe to our garden waste collection service then, when it’s time to take the tree down, you can chop it up and place it in your green bin to be picked up by our Collection Team. Alternatively you can take it to your local household waste recycling centre.

Visit the Recycle Now website (external link) for more green ideas.

Don’t forget you can also take any extra waste or recycling to your nearest household waste recycling centre, who will be happy to take it off your hands.