Recycling at Christmas time
After all the food is eaten and all the presents are opened over this festive season, we are usually left with a lot of rubbish. Find out the best ways for you to dispose your waste this Christmas.
Remember to use the bottle banks to recycle any empty bottles from your Christmas celebrations. Find your nearest one.
Household and waste recycling centres
There will be no bin collections between 25 December and 1 January this year, but our household waste recycling centres are open everyday apart from the bank holidays. But you need a valid permit to visit the HWRC, so remember to apply or renew your permit if it has expired.
The opening times for our household waste recycling centres are:
Open from 8am to 4pm (Monday to Saturday) and 9am to 4pm (Sunday)
- Monday 25th December (Christmas Day)
- Tuesday 26th December (Boxing Day)
- Monday 1st January (New Year’s Day)
Please remember to recycle your Christmas trees at your local household waste recycling centre. Alternatively, you can make a booking with our bulky waste collection team for a £5 fee and we’ll collect it from your usual collection point.
Wrapping paper and Christmas cards
Please recycle your Christmas cards and wrapping paper, but remember that glitter, foil and ribbon needs to be pulled of and put in your grey bin. Once all of this has been removed the cards and wrapping paper can be put in your green bin.
Please recycle your cardboard boxes in the green bin, but remember that all internal packaging such as bubble wrap, styrofoam beads and other plastic packaging goes in your grey bin.
All of your foil should go in your grey waste bin. This is because, unfortunately, we can’t check if it’s clean and therefore cannot send it for recycling at this time.
To find out how you can waste less food, help the environment and save money, look at the Love Food Hate Waste website.