Recycling your Christmas waste
Santa says: "Recycle!"
We're dreaming of a GREEN Christmas…
Get on Santa's nice list by doing your festive recycling, reusing items (or passing them on to someone else) and reducing waste. Let's all sort it out this Christmas in the Wakefield district!
Find Santa's top tips for recycling on our
Page on Facebook or follow the hashtag
#SantaSaysRecycle on social media. You can also help us by sharing our posts so that your friends and family can see how to reduce, reuse and recycle this Christmas!
What can be recycled?
Did you know we produce an extra 30% of waste over the festive period, and much of this does not get recycled?
One of the best ways to manage your waste over the festive period is to make use of your bins. Here's our guide to what common festive items should go into your brown bin:
For more information on what to do with your festive waste, see our handy three-step guide.
Bin collections will run as usual over the festive period, except for those who have collections which fall on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
If you're expecting a collection during these days double-check your bin calendar, or have a look on the
Where I Live page.
Once Christmas is over and you're looking to get your house back in order, remember that you can take your trees to your local HWRC.
All real/natural trees and wreaths should be stripped of their decorations before being taken in.
Alternatively, if you have a tree with roots and have the space, you can plant it in your garden, keep it watered and dig it up for next year.
Pass It On
If you receive new clothes, toys, electrical items, furniture, or other household items this Christmas, but the older items they're replacing are still in good condition – remember to Pass It On.
This helps ensure that items which may be unwanted but are still in good condition can be saved from the scrapheap. Ways of passing items on include:
For more information on this passing on unwanted items, visit our
Pass it On page
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) - opening hours
Our recycling centres are open as normal over the festive period, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, when they will be closed.
There are centres in:
Glasshoughton, Flass Lane Castleford WF10 5JW
South Kirkby, Business Park Brigantian Way WF9 3TH
Wakefield, 8 Denby Dale Rd, Wakefield WF2 7AH
For more information on your local HWRC please visit Renewi's website
There are over 30 Bring Sites in the district where you can take a range of items for recycling.
Most sites are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If the recycling Bring Sites is located in a residential area, please recycle between the hours of 8am and 10pm to minimise any noise disturbance.
Thank you to everyone who reduces, reuses and recycles in the Wakefield district. We'll let Santa know…