Christmas cards

Christmas cards without glitter or embellishments can be placed in your green recycling box along with your cardboard and cartons. We're unable to process cards with glitter or embellishments - please place these in your refuse.

Wrapping paper

Only non-glittery and non-metallic wrapping paper can be placed in your green recycling box. Please try to remove as much Sellotape and decorative accessories such as ribbons and bows where possible. We're unable to process foil-lined wrapping paper - please place this in your refuse.

Please don't use a black recycling box or our paper recycling banks for wrapping paper; fibre quality in this material is too low for medium and high grade recycling streams.

Real Christmas trees

If you’ve subscribed to our garden waste service, you can put your Christmas tree out either inside, or next to your brown bin for collection throughout January 2018. We accept Christmas trees with a trunk no bigger than six inches in diameter.

If you haven’t subscribed to our garden waste collection, you can take your Christmas tree to your nearest recycling centre.

Note: All refuse and recycling should be placed at its normal collection point by 6.00am on the revised collection days as per your calendar. Alternatively, see Christmas & New Year collections or use our online collection day look-up facility.

Christmas recycling hints:

  1. If your blue kerbside caddy is full, you may place excess food waste into a compostable liner and leave on top of your caddy for collection
  2. If you run out of room in your green recycling box, you can put greetings cards and wrapping paper out for collection in an unwanted cardboard box
  3. Plastic toiletry packaging such as shower gels and shampoo bottles can go in your black recycling box
  4. Don’t forget tins, cans and plastics can all be mixed together; if you are running out of room in your black box(es), these can go out for collection in a white pedal bin liner

Before you put your left over turkey into your blue caddy…

Did you know we waste on average, up to £60 worth of good food every month? That’s £720 per year that could be spent on other things!

For tips on how to reduce your food waste, recipe ideas and advice on storage and keeping food fresher for longer, see the following helpful links:

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