With Christmas now just a few days away, there will no doubt be plenty of wrapping paper, packaging and cards in homes across Wrexham that needs to be disposed of.
However, rather than chucking it all in a bin bag, why not recycle it? From all that wrapping paper to biscuit tins, the majority of your Christmas waste can be recycled.
Even food waste can be popped into your grey food caddy. All waste put into the boxes is turned into compost, which can be collected free of charge by Wrexham residents when using one of the Household Waste Recycling Centres at Bryn Lane, The Lodge or Plas Madoc!
Details of what you can recycle this Christmas can be found below:
Large sweet/biscuit tins
Wrapping paper (but not metallic or foil)
Envelopes and Christmas cards
Paper/card gift bags (remove any non-recyclable handles)
Food waste caddy for any leftover food waste
Broken/unwanted Christmas Lights can be taken to any of the three Household Waste Recycling Centres
If you have extra recycling over the festive period you will be able to put out extra boxes or carrier bags for collection. Separate all of your recyclable materials as usual but please don’t use black bin bags as recyclable materials in bin bags will not be taken.
Extra card can be folded and placed by the side of boxes/Wheelie Boxes (but not put in the green garden waste bin).
Cllr David. A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport said: “The recycling figures in Wrexham are continuing to grow which is fantastic.
“The recycling/reuse/composting figure for 2016/17 was 68.73% and we would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped us to attain this figure.
“During the festive season there is even more recyclable material around and we are asking people to think twice before putting it all into their general waste bin.”
There will also be a couple of changes to the bin and recycling collection dates over Christmas.
As a result residents are being reminded to check the dates of their collection over the festive period, which changes taking place between 23rd December – 6th January.
Those whose usual bin day would be Christmas day are being asked to put their bins and recycling out 2 days earlier on Saturday 23rd December.
After the 26th December all bin collections will be a day later (including collections taking place on Saturdays).
Normal collections will resume after the 6th January.