Rubbish at Christmas and what to do with it!
22 December 2017 09:00
It would be easy to forget the few simple rules about recycling when you are surrounded by all that torn wrapping paper, empty bottles, worn out batteries and the like.
So, here are a few reminders to ensure that what gets thrown away after Christmas always goes in the rights bins.
|Yes please||No thank you|
|From meal times||Paper and card from crackers||Paper serviettes|
|Jars - washed a bit||Kitchen towels|
|Foil trays - washed a bit||Cling film|
|Tin foil and mince pie dishes|
|Plastic cream pots, aerosols (empty)|
|After meal times||Coffee jars||Plastic sweet wrapper|
|Plastic tubs, cardboard boxes, chocloate boxes|
|Foil and plastic blister packs|
|Washing up bottles|
|From the presents||Wrapping paper, but not the shiny stuff||Worn out batteries (take these to the Co-Op in the Square)|
|Moulded plastic protective packaging|
|Christmas cards (these can usually be sent to Charity shops|
|From afternoon tea||Plastic pots from dips and soft drinks||Crisp packets|
|Plastic trays from sliced meats and cheeses, glass jars|
|Round cardboard crisp tubes|
|General||All of the above!!||Carrier bags|
|Food cans - washed a bit||Polystyrene|
|Ready meal pots / takeaway containers (not a Christmas surely!)||Black sacks|