Recycle Your Christmas Waste

Cartons
The Council is currently running a project with Tetrapak to test the feasibility of recycling cardboard food and drink cartons.  Cartons can be recycled at selected Local Recycling Centres.

Christmas Cards
Any cards that you receive can be recycled with The Woodland Trust's annual Christmas Card Recycling Scheme.  Alternatively, you can also recycle your old Christmas cards in your brown bin.

Christmas Trees
Once the festive season is over, you can dispose of your real Christmas tree in a number of ways:

  • take it to one of the Council's temporary disposal sites
  • take it to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre
  • put it out for collection by the Council's Garden Waste Collection Service - this is a chargeable service

All of the collected trees will be composted to produce Pro-Grow. Pro-Grow is a high quality organic soil conditioner produced within Hampshire by Project Integra and can be bought at any HWRC.

Foil
Aluminium foil can be recycled at your Local Recycling Centre. To test if the foil is aluminium foil, scrunch it up in your hand. If it springs back then it is not suitable for recycling as it is a plastic foil.

Glass
Recycle all of your glass bottles and jars at your Local Recycling Centre.

Paper and Card
Recycle all of your paper and card (envelopes, greetings cards and packaging etc.) in your brown recycling bin. Unfortunately, we cannot recycle gift wrap.

Plastic Bottles and Cans
Recycle all of your plastic bottles and cans and tins (milk bottles, fizzy drinks bottles, cooking oil bottles, cleaning fluid bottles, food and drinks cans etc.) in your brown recycling bin. Do not forget to crush your plastic bottles and cans as this will leave more room in your bin.

Textiles
Whether it is this year's unwanted gift or last year's fashion, please take any items (including shoes) to your Local Recycling Centre.