Top tips for recycling during Christmas time

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With the festive season now upon us it’s easy to get carried away and forget to keep up the good recycling work done all year round.

With that in mind, Angus Council has put together some festive tips to ensure householders enjoy a waste-less Christmas.

Councillor Donald Morrison, Angus Council’s neighbourhood services convener, said: “Everyone tends to produce more waste over the festive period, so it’s even more important to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste produced at this time of year.

“Our festive tips flier provides some really simple steps to help householders make a big difference to a greener future for Scotland.

“I hope that residents will recycle as much as possible over the festive period and prevent unnecessary waste going to landfill.”

Angus Council’s top tips for a Zero Waste Christmas include:-

· Christmas cards and non-metallic/foil wrapping paper can be recycled in the paper container at your local recycling centre.

Residents who are served by the trial kerbside recycling service can put cards and wrapping paper in their recycling bin.

· Christmas trees – cut large trees down in size and recycle them in garden waste bin or in the garden waste skip at a local recycling centre

· One in three Scots thinks we waste more food at Christmas than at any other time of the year.

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· Remember to reuse bags when you go shopping.

· Use rechargeable batteries for Christmas gifts that use batteries. These are good for frequently used items, such as children’s toys.

Angus Council waste operatives are delivering fliers with festive collection arrangements over the next couple of weeks and some festive tips to ensure a waste-less Christmas.

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