Clearing up after Christmas? Remember to recycle!

Released on 3 January 2018 Press Release

Stratford News

Residents clearing up after their festive fun are being reminded there is a lot they can recycle.

Residents can easily recycle their Christmas cards, right on their doorstep as they can go into the blue-lidded bins.  And those who have used a real Christmas tree can also put it next to their garden / food waste.  Trees over six feet should be cut in half.

Household plastic packaging such as microwave trays, yoghurt pot, fruit punnets etc which form a large element of recycling can go in the blue lidded bin plus clean foil and sweet / biscuit tins.

Anyone who received presents they didn't want and can't return, could consider organising a present swap with friends or relatives. They could also be swapped or sold online at and, two popular sites.

Unwanted presents could also be donated to a charity shop rather than just thrown out or put away, never to be used.

Councillor Mike Brain, Technical and Community Services Portfolio says: "There's such a lot more we can recycle after Christmas - everything from old electrical goods to cards to trees and unwanted gifts. If there is one resolution I'd urge people to make and keep in 2018, it's to make sure they recycle everything they can - it's good for the environment, the future and also saves money."

Warwickshire County Council's household waste recycling centres in the District at Burton Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon; Shipston-on-Stour, and Stockton near Southam and Wellesbourne have recycling containers for a variety of other recyclable item.  Please check for individual opening times and materials accepted.    

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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