Waste Disposal after Christmas
The best thing to do to avoid waste disposal is not to produce any in the fist place. Easier said than done! Here are our favourite tips to help cut the waste:
1. Buy from a market stall or shop where food is not pre-packaged
2. Take your own shopping bags
3. Buy products with reduced packaging, or recycled packaging
4. If shopping online, order from one supplier to reduce multiple boxes arriving in the post.
However careful you are there will be waste to dispose of. Here are the main ‘extras’ people find themselves having to get rid of after the festive season is over.
Most councils offer tree recycling in January. Check with your local council for details.
Salvageable wrapping paper and used gift bags can be put away for next Christmas or cut up and used as gift tags and pretty bubble wrap to protect gifts during transit.
Cards can be cut up to use as gift tags or recycled at various points – keep an eye out at your local supermarket or M&S for card recycling points
For West Sussex residents, you can find information on disposing of Christmas Trees, Wrapping paper and cards by clicking here.
Your local council will have full details and tips on what can be recycled locally and what to do with items that can’t be recycled.