Monday, December 23, 2019

Recycle more this Christmas

Tis the season to recycle as much of your Christmas waste as possible to prevent it going to landfill.

Keep any wrapping paper from Christmas morning and put it out for recycling in your green bin, apart from foil wrapping paper which cannot be recycled.

The Council can recycle your Christmas cards, with the exception of battery-operated cards. Just pop them out for collection in your green bin.

For a full list of what can be recycled visit what goes in my bins, bags and boxes.

If you subscribe to the Council's garden waste collection service then, when it’s time to take the tree down, if it's a real Christmas tree you can chop it up and place it in your brown bin to be collected by the Waste Management Team. If you haven't signed up there is still time to do so at garden waste.

Alternatively you can take your tree to a local household waste recycling centre. For more details visit refuse and click on the link for household waste recycling centres.

Councillor Kevin Wilkie, portfolio holder for Street Scene, said: "This is a time of year when people dispose of more waste and we are reminding residents to recycle as much as possible and divert waste from landfill to help protect the environment."