‘Tis the season to recycle

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DERBYSHIRE County Council is urging people to remember to recycle their rubbish after Christmas and over the New Year.

Councillor John Allsop, cabinet member for technology and recycling, said: “We often generate more rubbish at this time of year. It’s important to recycle as much as we can so that it doesn’t end up in landfill.”

Trees

Once Christmas is over you can recycle or compost your real Christmas tree by:

* Placing it in your garden waste bin (if you have one). It may be necessary to break/saw the tree into a manageable size for the bin or place it next to your bin on collection day.

* Taking it to a Christmas tree recycling collection point in your area.

* Taking it to your nearest household waste recycling centre. It will then be composted along with other garden materials.

Cards

Look out for Christmas card recycling schemes in your local supermarkets and stores in the New Year. For example, Marks and Spencer offers Christmas card recycling during January 2012 http://plana.marksandspencer.com/about/partnerships/woodland-trust.

Wrapping paper

Save paper to use again. Or check whether you can recycle wrapping paper in your doorstep paper collections.

Other rubbish

People often get through more bottles, jars, tins and cardboard packaging over Christmas than at other times of the year. Please remember to recycle them.

For more information visit derbyshire.gov.uk/Christmas