A merry recycling Christmas

22 December 2016

Written by: Communications team

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Christmas wrapping. Christmas cards. Christmas food packaging. Christmas drinks. Christmas trees. So much can be recycled instead of wasted.

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A merry recycling Christmas

In Lambeth, so much is recyclable. Throughout the festive period, we are committed to reducing, reusing and recycling as much waste as possible. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.

Don’t let it go to waste

Do your bit this Christmas by recycling wrapping paper, Christmas cards and any additional packaging along with your usual items including: paper and cardboard, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, food and drink cartons and tins and cans. There’s no limit to the amount of recycling we’ll collect, the more the merrier.

Normal service

This year there will be no change to your rubbish and recycling service over the festive period. Please place your black refuse wheelie bin, clear recycling sacks and your food waste bin out on your usual collection day. Please ensure that all containers are presented for collection by 6am on collection day.

Christmas tree recycling

We will also be collecting real Christmas trees again this year. Please remove all decorations and stands, and then simply leave them out on your collection day next to your refuse and recycling from 2 January 2017. If you live on a housing estate, Christmas trees will be collected from your bulky waste area.

Love food, hate waste this Christmas

To help prevent food waste and save money this Christmas, you can find helpful and new ways to use up Christmas leftovers and better plan your portions at: www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.

Buying the right sized turkey is the easiest way to help prevent waste. For example,

  • a 2kg (4.4lbs) bird will feed 3-4 people,
  • a 3kg (6.6lbs) bird will feed 5-6 people and so on.

And use this handy online portion planner to make sure you aren’t overdoing the veg!