Card plays an important role in preventing damage to our products but did you know that a staggering 300,000 tonnes is used in UK households during the festive season – enough to wrap Big Ben almost 260,000 times!
Not all wrapping paper is recyclable. Does a scrunch test – If you can scrunch the paper and it doesn’t spring back you can recycle it!
SWEETS/CHOCOLATE TINS, TUBS
You can recycle all your plastic and metal tins and tubs at home, including lids. All colours are accepted except for black ones.
– Please do not put any plastic sweet wrappers in your recycling – remember these need to go in your rubbish bin.
MINCE PIES TRAYS
Yes – all foil trays can be recycled, including ones holding your mince pies or used to roast your turkey.
BOTTLES AND JARS
Please make sure to take all you glass bottles and jars to the nearest bottle bank. You can find the nearest site via our re3cyclopedia app.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & ELECTRICAL ITEMS
Bring all broken or unwanted electrical items to our Recycling Centres. We are open every day 8am-6pm, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Both sites close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Tinsel and baubles are not recyclable but if you have some unwanted Christmas decorations or toys that are in a reusable condition, please bring them to our Recycling Centres and leave them at the Reuse Area.