Christmas is the time of year when the greatest amount waste is produced, so recycling as much as you can is even more important.  Lets recycle more this Christmas.


What additional items can be recycled?

What can be recycled?


Y Wrapping Paper - for types see here Pink sack
Y Christmas Cards & envelopes
Y Cracker parts
Y All plastic bottles, trays & pots
Y All cardboard boxes & packaging
Y All biscuit & sweet tins (plastic & metal)
Y All foil wrapping & trays
Y All drink & food cans
Y All left over food waste/plate scrapings, outside food caddy
Y Turkey bones, carcass etc.
Y Vegetable peelings, stalks etc.
Y All glass bottles & jars yellow box
Y Christmas Trees Garden waste sack Brown garden bin

What can't be recycled?

N  Christmas Decorations, tinsel etc Black sack

When are my recycling and refuse collections over Christmas?

Please see the web calendar for more information:

Recycling Calendar

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How do I report a missed collection over Christmas?

  1. Check that you have presented the correct waste or recycling
  2. If you have been missed  email

Can you recycle my Christmas Tree?

Recycling your Christmas Tree this year could not be easier and cleaner!

Simply place your Christmas Tree out with your garden waste on your recycling collection day.

Y Real Christmas Trees only
Y Remove all decorations
Y No need to cut up the tree or put in sacks or bin

Recycling Calendar

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Can Christmas cards go in the pink sack recycling collection?

Yes all Christmas cards and envelopes can go in your pink recycling sack, as long as they do not have glitter on them.

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Can all wrapping paper be recycled?

No - only paper-based wrapping paper can be recycled simply place this in your pink sack recycling

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Can I get more pink/food waste/green waste sacks over Christmas?

Local  Libraries and Leisure Centres are closed during Christmas, Boxing, and New Year's Day. Normal opening hours might be affected during the festive period. Please check before travelling

pink sack

All pink sacks are FREE

Collect pink sacks from:

Need more garden waste sacks and caddy liners?
Garden waste sack

You can purchase garden waste sacks and caddy liners from:


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