Recycling at Christmas

Christmas trees

Real Christmas trees can be recycled and composted. To recycle your Christmas tree you can:

For an artificial Christmas tree please use the Bulky collection service.

Bin collections

Check your bin collection dates

In the event of bin collections being disrupted due to adverse weather conditions, please check the website for the latest information.

You can put the bins out for collection as normal and leave them until collected or notified otherwise.

Extra recycling

Christmas generates a lot of extra waste, but most of this can be recycled.

You can recycle:

  • wrapping paper (no glitter) 
  • Christmas cards (no glitter)
  • wine bottles
  • glass jars
  • plastic bottles
  • boxes from mince pies
  • tins and cans

We cannot recycle foil-like wrapping paper - if you scrunch the paper in your hand and is stays scrunched it can be recycled, but if it springs back to its original shape then it can’t and should go in your non-recycling.

Extra food waste

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 and advice on freezing, visit the Love Food Hate Waste website.

You might also consider starting your own compost heap this Christmas with all your vegetable peelings from Christmas dinner. More information on composting