11:02AM, Tuesday 24 December 2013
The Royal Borough’s waste team has urged residents to recycle and have a green Christmas this year.
Residents can recycle leftover food from Christmas dinner in their black food caddy and use their blue recycling wheelie bin for cards, wrapping paper, boxes, bottles and cans.
“As well as being an enjoyable family time, Christmas brings an abundance of recycling opportunities – and the Royal Borough has everything in place to enable our residents to dispose of their waste in the most sustainable ways,"said Cllr Carwyn Cox, cabinet member for environmental services.
“My Christmas wish is that everyone will make this a truly ‘green’ Christmas by making full use of all the recycling opportunities – literally on our doorstep – and, of course, benefit from Greenredeem recycling reward points.
“It is in all our interests – both environmentally and financially – to drastically reduce the amount of waste going to costly landfill so I am calling on all our residents to get recycling over Christmas and then make a New Year resolution to carry on these good habits into 2014 and beyond.”
Christmas trees can also be taken to collection sites across the borough from January 3 to January 17.
Visit the RBWM website for a list of locations.