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Remember to recycle this Christmas

Image of some empty glass bottles at Christmas time

19 December 2022

Image of some empty glass bottles at Christmas time
Householders in Powys are being urged to recycle as much as they can over the festive season.

With Christmas nearly upon us, Powys County Council's Waste and Recycling Team would like people to remember to recycle as much as possible over Christmas and New Year.

Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys says: "Christmas is a busy time of year for us all, but it is really important to remember to recycle as much as possible over the festive period.

"Each one of us generates a huge amount more waste than normal during Christmas, but most of it can be recycled - from tin foil, food, glass jars and bottles to real Christmas trees, plain Christmas cards, plain wrapping paper, batteries, plastic bottles, Tetra Pak cartons and more.

"Our crews will be working over the holidays to ensure that the usual weekly collections will take place only one day later than normal during Christmas week and with no changes at all over New Year, so please remember to put all your recycling out to be collected.

"This year we want to urge everyone to make the most of the weekly kerbside collections and remember that glass is no longer accepted at the community recycling sites. Please do not leave any bottles or jars at these sites where the glass recycling banks have been removed. Not only is it an eyesore, but it also makes it very dangerous for other people using the site.

"Please recycle your glass at home using your aqua recycling box."

If traders such as pubs, cafes and restaurants are struggling to keep up with the amount of glass recycling they are accumulating over the festive period, please give the Powys Commercial Recycling team a call to discuss recycling options.

Website: Businesses
Email: commercial.recycling@powys.gov.uk    
Phone: 01597 810829