Recycling at Christmas

Here's a list of common Christmas items and how you can dispose of them.

All recycling needs to be clean and dry before it is put into the green-lidded recycling bin or taken to your local recycling centre.

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A quick guide to recycling at Christmas

Can it be recycled? - Depends
Wrapping paper can be recycled if it passes the 'scrunch' test - if it stays in a ball it can go in with the recycling; if it springs back into shape it needs to go in the black bin

Can it be recycled? - Depends
Christmas cards covered in glitter cannot be recycled, plain Christmas cards can

Can it be recycled? - Yes
Just make sure they're empty!

Can it be recycled? - Yes
Just ensure all chocolate is removed!

Can it be recycled? - Yes
Remove any thin polythene wrap (please put this in the black bin) from around the catalogue/magazine

Can it be recycled? - Yes
Make sure they're clean and dry - you could use your leftover washing up water to rinse out jars and bottles

Can it be recycled? - NO
Take to a charity shop for reuse or put them into the black bin if they are broken

Can it be recycled? - Yes
These can be recycled at your local recycling centre for household waste

Can it be recycled? - NO
Please take these to your recycling centre for household waste or donate to a charity shop if in useable condition

Can it be recycled? - Yes
We can accept all tin foil - including turkey roasting trays, mince pie tins etc - as long as it's clean

Can it be recycled? - NO
These should be taken to a charity shop. If they are broken please place in the black bin

Can it be recycled? - NO
Must be put in the black bin

Can it be recycled? - Yes
These can be recycled if not metallic or glittery

Can it be recycled? - NO
These are usually damp or covered in food waste so they are not recyclable. Put in the black bin

Can it be recycled? - Yes
Make sure there is no food left in the packaging and it is clean before putting into the recycling bin

Can it be recycled? - Yes
All that lovely cardboard can go in the recycling bin

Can it be recycled? - Yes
Please take any electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and games consoles to your recycling centre for household waste