Recycling at Christmas
Last updated: 02/01/2013
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From Monday 14 - 25 January there will be a free collection
service for real Christmas
trees. Residents should place the tree out for collection on the
rubbish collection day on the alternate week to your recycling
collection. The trees will be collected separately, shredded and
composted. Residents do not need to subscribe to the garden waste
service for this.
Christmas cards and envelopes
In the kerbside recycling collection they should be placed in
the cardboard sack. White envelopes should go into paper sack,
coloured or brown envelopes should go with the cardboard.
Most Christmas wrapping paper can be recycled, although we
cannot accept paper coated with foil or plastic. All non shiny
paper can go in the paper sack.
Cardboard boxes should be flattened and put into the cardboard
Big pieces of cardboard or large amounts can be flattened and
bundled together and put out next to the recycling, or taken to the
Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Chocolate and biscuit tins
You can put empty metal chocolate and biscuit tins into the sack
for plastic bottles and cans.
Excess amounts of recycling can be put it into carrier bags and
put out with your recycling.
Please be extra carful with glass and put it in a rigid or sturdy
If you find yourself with more recycling than you have storage
for over this Christmas period why not use your local
recycling bring banks or Household Waste Recycling Centre. The sites are
open seven days a week, every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day
and New Year’s Day. Please note, this does not include Tintagel
HWRC at Bowithick.
For enquiries regarding refuse or recycling collections
please contact us on 0300 1234 141.