by chriswhite on 04/01/2013
Here are some tips to help you reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
You can recycle your Christmas tree at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. If the tree is small enough it can go in your green bin. Some garden centres will collect your tree for a small fee, including Aylett Nurseries on 01727 822255.
You can also recycle your Christmas cards by putting them in specially-marked wheelie-bin containers at:
You can put any food scraps in your green bin wrapped tightly in newspaper or in your home composter. You can also put glass and plastic bottles, jars, clean foil, food and drinks cans, aerosols, newspapers and magazines in your recycling boxes.
Small electrical items
Christmas is a time when a lot of new electronic products are bought as gifts, which often means that old electronic products are no longer wanted. You can recycle small electrical items at
If every household in the UK recycled one electrical or electronic item an estimated 73,500 tonnes of waste could be diverted from landfill. This would save over 65,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions; the same impact as avoiding over 9,500 round-the-world flights.Read more Leave a comment