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Christmas Recycling

Your Christmas Collection dates are shown below:

Usual Collection DayNew Collection DayUsual Collection DayNew Collection Day
Mon 27 DecWed 29 DecWed 5 JanSat 8 Jan
Tue 28 DecThu 30 DecThu 6 JanMon 10 Jan
Wed 29 DecFri 31 DecFri 7 JanTue 11 Jan
Thu 30 DecTue 4 Jan10 to 13 JanTwo days late
Fri 31 DecWed 5 JanFri 14 JanMon 17 Jan
Mon 3 JanThu 6 Jan17 to 21 JanOne day late
Tue 4 JanFri 7 Jan24 Jan onwardsNo change
 
Collections will return to normal in the week beginning Monday 24 January 2022

Don't Forget! 

♲ Unfortunately we can't recycle cards containing glitter or plastics, or any wrapping paper (except plain brown paper).


How can I reduce, reuse and recycle this Christmas?

There are lots of things you can do to produce less waste during the festive season. We've collected some hints and tips for the most common items.

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendars

Reduce

❄ Avoid single use calendars

Reuse

❄ Buy a reusable calendar and add homemade sweets and treats

Recycle

✔ Cardboard

✔ Foil (scrunch it into a ball first)

✔ Plastic trays

Cards

Cards

Reduce

❄ Send an e-card instead

Reuse

❄ Old cards can be reused as gift tags - just cut them up

Recycle

✔ Cards with no glitter, stuck on bits or shiny bits

✘ Glittery cards, cards with shiny bits or stuck on decorations

Aluminium trays

Foil Trays & Packaging

Reduce

❄ Avoid single use trays

Reuse

❄ Use a reusable roasting tin

Recycle

✔ Foil trays (please scrape off grease and rinse)

✔ Foil wrappers (please scrunch into a ball)

✘ Plastic lined foil - Grey bin (If you can't scrunch it into a ball or it doesn't stay scrunched, it's probably plastic lined)

Food packaging

Food Packaging

Reduce

❄ Try options with less packaging

Recycle

✘ Crisp packets, sweet wrappers and film wrappers - Grey bin

Wrapping paper

Wrapping Paper

Reduce

❄ This year, why not gift experiences rather than 'stuff'

Reuse

❄ Reusable gift wrapping is a good option, and there are lots of choices available

Recycle

✔ Brown paper

✘ All other wrapping paper and sticky tape - Grey bin

Leftovers

Leftovers

If you currently have a food waste collection, please recycle as usual. If not, please compost or place in your grey bin.

Reduce

❄ Plan your portions with this handy planner from Love Food Hate Waste

Reuse

❄ Be creative and cook up your leftovers into something new

Recycle

✔ Turkey, chicken or meat carcasses

✔ Uncooked or cooked food waste

✔ Fruit and veg peelings, nut shells and fruit stones

Mince pies

Mince Pies

Reduce

❄ Make mince pies at home

Reuse

❄ Make leftover mince pies into something new - what about mince pie crumble for Boxing Day?

Recycle

✔ Cardboard packaging

✔ Foil cases (please rinse them and scrunch them together into a ball)

✔ Plastic Trays

Sweet tubs

Sweet Tubs

Reduce

❄ Make your own sweets and treats at home.

Reuse

❄ Tubs and tins can be reused for storage

Recycle

✔ Foil cases (please rinse them and scrunch them together into a ball)

✔ Plastic cases

✘ Plastic wrappers - Grey bin

Online delivery packaging

Online Delivery Packaging

Reduce

❄ Buy local

Reuse

❄ Use cardboard for crafts, or upcycle it into storage around the house

Recycle

✔ Cardboard

✘ Bubble wrap and polystyrene - Grey bin

Christmas Cracker

Crackers

Reduce

❄ Make your own at home

Reuse

❄ Look for sustainable alternatives

Recycle

✔ Crackers with no glitter, foil or stuck-on decorations

Drinks containers

Drinks Containers

Reuse

❄ Glass bottles can make lovely vases, or you could insert fairy lights to make a light feature.

Recycle

✔ Plastic bottles, their lids and metal lids from glass jars and bottles

✔ Juice cartons

✔ Glass bottles and jars

✘ Corks (natural and plastic) - Grey bin

Decorations

Decorations

Reduce

❄ Make your own at home

Reuse

❄ Look for sustainable alternatives, and avoid buying new decorations every year

Recycle

✔ Please take broken fairy lights to the local recycling centre.

✘ Tinsel and damaged baubles - Grey bin

✘ Homemade decorations (treated with paint or preservatives) that have reached the end of their life - Grey bin

 

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