Festive recycling - let’s make it a green Christmas

Published Wednesday, 21st December 2016
Festive recycling let’s make it a green Christmas
Festive recycling let’s make it a green Christmas

During the Christmas festivities, householders are being encouraged to recycle.

If you have chosen a real Christmas tree this year, after Christmas you will be able to take it to any of the council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) where they will be recycling them into compost.

Paper and card packaging – from your festive food and drink - can be added to your blue bag, along with your normal paper, card and all those festive TV guides! Or if you got big presents, they can be folded and left under your blue bag.

Christmas Cards can be recycled to help charities and good causes, collection points can be found at your local supermarket such as Morrisons at Bramley or Cortonwood and large retailers such as Marks and Spencer.

As usual, glass bottles and steel and aluminium cans go in your blue box.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety Councillor Emma Hoddinott, said: “We all know the festive season creates lots of additional waste, so we ask you to work with us, and ensure as much can be recycled as possible by using your blue bag and blue box to recycle.

“In addition, our Household Waste Recycling Centres are open longer - every day from 27 December up to 9 January, except for New Year’s Day.”

The council’s Household Waste Recycling Sites are located are Magilla Common Rd, Anston; Car Hill, Greasbrough; Warren Vale, Rawmarsh and Lidget Lane, Bramley. You can find details of your nearest HWRC and Bring Sites on the Council’s website at:

Go to the Bins and Recycling webpage