Recycle your Christmas leftovers

Christmas may be a fun time of year, but it also produces a huge amount of waste. This year, Norwich City Council is offering residents even more ways to recycle their Christmas leftovers.

Christmas trees
There will be a ‘real’ Christmas tree drop off point in Waterloo Park car park until January 13. Decorations must be removed first. Trees can also be taken to Swanton Road recycling centre.

Leftover food
Gone overboard with the Christmas food shopping? Norwich City Council offers a weekly food collection service. Simply pop your leftovers in your black food caddy and place out next to your recycling or refuse bin on your collection day.

Wrapping paper and cards
Clean wrapping paper and cards can all be recycled in your blue bin. Christmas cards can also be recycled through some city centre  stores.

Unwanted presents or just having a clear out? 
Did Santa get it wrong this year? Norwich City Council will collect any unwanted small electrical items, such as hairdryers or shavers, as well as old batteries, as part of anew weekly service. They can also collect your unwanted textiles. Simply put  electrical items and batteries in a standard sized plastic bag, textiles in a separate bag, and leave beside the recycling or refuse bin on collection day.

Unwanted presents can also be donated to a favourite charity shop.

For more information about waste and recycling go to www.norwich.gov.uk/recycling

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