Christmas cards are one of the most widely recycled items around the festive season.
They're largely made from paper and can be placed in your paper recycling bin without worring right?
That is, unless they have foil or glitter on them. If you've got a fancy card with foil section or a glittery area, it's best to throw it in the general waste bin - it can't be recycled in the usual way and turned into useful paper.
Wrapping paper can only be recycled if it passes the scrunch test - simple wrapping paper can be recycled but foil or glitter-decorated paper along with adhesive tape cannot and needs to go in your general waste bin. Make sure that when you discard your wrapping paper you remove all ribbons and bows, which are often made out of plastic compounds and other synthetic materials.
Your Christmas Tree, if it's real, should be cut up into small pieces (if possible) and put carefully into your garden waste bin. Wreaths, mistletoe and holly can also be put in the garden waste bin, but make sure all plastic decorations have been removed first. Plastic Christmas Trees can be put up into the attic, to be used again and again!
From leftover turkey to unwanted sprouts, anything goes when tipping food into your food waste recycling bin. Just make sure that there are no bones foil or wrapping, especially when disposing of the coffee cream chocolates thats nobody likes!
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