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So this is Christmas and what have you done?

With our guide to waste and recycling, you can find out exactly what to do with (almost) anything and everything this Christmas.

Christmas food?

Peelings from your carrots and parsnips, leftovers from your plate and the mince pies you just can’t eat. All your food waste, including bones, can be recycled in your food and garden bin. It all gets made into compost.

Other items that you can recycle in your mixed recycling bin?

There are lots of items this winter you can recycle, including any aerosols such as de-icer. Finished a yummy mince pie? All the foil cases can be recycled. Enjoyed a glass of bubbly? You can recycle all your empty glass and plastic bottles too.

Paper and Card Recycling?

Visit Naughty or Nice for all the items you need to recycle to get on Santa’s nice list this Christmas!

 

Real Christmas Tree?

You can take your real Christmas tree to your local Recycling Centre for free.

Please remove the wooden block from the base of the tree as this is too big to be composted. It can be placed in the wood container.

Top Tip: Please remove all lights and decorations before recycling your Christmas tree

Please find below other options provided by your local council:

 

Bolton council: Bolton Community Transport Furniture Services will collect Christmas trees for a charge of £13. You will need to book this direct with BCTFS.

Bury council: Will accept your tree if you chop it up into pieces in your food and garden bin. When chopping trees to be placed in the bin, branches must be no thicker than your wrist.

Manchester City council: Will collect your tree if you leave it next to your food and garden bin when out for collection.

Oldham council: Allows Christmas trees to be dropped off at four local parks from 22 December and 28 January. Please see Oldham council’s page for further details. They will also accept your tree if you chop it up into pieces in your food and garden bin. When chopping trees to be placed in the bin, branches must be no thicker than your wrist.

Rochdale council: Provides Christmas tree recycling points which are open from Monday, 1 January 2018 to Friday, 12 January 2018. Please see Rochdale council’s Christmas tree page for further details. They will also accept your tree if you chop it up into pieces in your food and garden bin. When chopping trees to be placed in the bin, branches must be no thicker than your wrist. They also will collect your tree if you leave it next to your food and garden bin when out for collection.

Salford City council: Will accept your tree if you chop it up into pieces in your food and garden bin. When chopping trees to be placed in the bin, branches must be no thicker than your wrist.

Stockport council: Will accept your tree if you chop it up into pieces in your food and garden bin. When chopping trees to be placed in the bin, branches must be no thicker than your wrist.

Tameside council: Will accept your tree if you chop it up into pieces in your food and garden bin. When chopping trees to be placed in the bin, branches must be no thicker than your wrist. they will also collect your tree if you leave it next to your food and garden bin when out for collection.

Trafford council: Will collect your tree if you leave it next to your food and garden bin when out for collection.

 

Any other items? Find out more on our A-Z Recycling guide.

 

 

 

 

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