Over Christmas we generate more waste and most of this can be recycled. Below are some tips and ideas on how to reduce waste and recycle more over the festive period.
Recycle your real Christmas tree. All the real trees we collect are composted.
- You can book a Christmas tree collection for January using the Green waste bagged collection service for just £2 a tree.
- If you are signed up for Green Waste Premium service (fortnightly collections) just put your real tree out on your January collection day.
For an artificial Christmas tree please use the Bulky collection service.
In the event of bin collections being disrupted due to adverse weather conditions, please check the website for the latest collection information. You may put the bins out for collection as normal and leave them until collected or notified otherwise.
Wrapping paper, Christmas cards, wine bottles, glass jars, plastic bottles, boxes from mince pies, tins and cans can all be recycled. If you receive some lovely new perfume or aftershave this Christmas, the empty glass bottle can go into your recycling! More information on recycling
Extra food waste
If you are entertaining this Christmas you may find you have more food waste than usual. Place any food waste into your food caddy. Extra food waste can be placed in compostable liners on top of your caddy or in a cardboard box. More information on food waste
To find out useful tips on how to store food, tantalising Christmas recipes and advice on freezing this holiday season, visit the Love Food Hate Waste website.
How about starting your own compost heap this Christmas with all your vegetable peelings from Christmas dinner? Keep adding to this over the year and by next Christmas, you'll have free, nutritious compost to help make your garden bloom. More information on composting
Clothes and textiles
Running out of room for new clothes? What to do with clothes, shoes, towels and bed linen. More information on recycling textiles