Recycling at Christmas: What you can and can't put in the bin

  • Recycling at Christmas: What you can and can't put in the bin

Recycling at Christmas: What you can and can't put in the bin

The handy leaflet sets out the changes to collection days over the festive period, with the first change taking place on Saturday, December 23.

- Waste and recycling centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Normal collection days will resume from Monday January 8.

Christmas trees can be recycled at the Mt Vernon Green Waste Facility, however, all lights, ornaments, plastic and metal stands must be removed beforehand.

If you have extra recycling, please take your items along to one of the Household Waste Reception and Recycling Centres, at Beach Street in Deptford or Campground in Wrekenton (only closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

Almost all food and drink packaging, tins, cans, bottles and jars can be recycled in your blue recycling bin, as well as aerosols and flattened cardboard boxes.

The build up to Christmas is always hectic and with so much going on, the last thing you need to worry about is when to put your bins out. Food items, including turkey bones and sprouts, are to be placed in brown food waste bins.

Residents can also reduce their waste by avoiding buying items with excessive packaging, planning food carefully and recycling.

There will be no garden waste collections during the two weeks covering Christmas and New Year. You can also donate items such as bikes, furniture and toys that are in good condition at the reuse shop which operates here every Tuesday (except 26 December and 2 January).

"We're approaching the festive season, when most families generate more rubbish, but if you put it in the right bin, everything should fit in".