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Recycling Christmas waste

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Dudley residents are urged to do their bit for the environment by recycling their Christmas waste.

The big day may be over and the New Year underway but there’s still time for residents to recycle items leftover from Christmas and New Year celebrations along with the usual everyday items.

In the green bag, residents can recycle plastic bottles, tin cans, aerosols, clean foil from chocolate Santa’s and coins or chocolate and biscuit tins. People are asked to rinse things before placing them in the bags.   

In the blue bag, people can recycle leftover wrapping paper (as long as it’s not plastic backed or glittery), cardboard boxes and Christmas cards (without glitter). Residents are asked not to put recycling in plastic bags as this contaminates it, instead people should place it loose in the recycling bag.

In the black box, residents can recycle glass bottles, aftershave and perfume bottles, glass pots and jars and drinking glasses.

Residents can also take their Christmas trees to the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Birmingham Street, Stourbridge for recycling. People are however reminded that wrapping paper is not being accepted at the sites.

Anyone who requires replacement or additional recycling bags should call 0300 555 2345 or visit

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for environmental, highways and street services, said:

Through the Dudley Deal, we have pledged to work with local communities to create a cleaner and greener borough.
To help us on our journey to improving our local environment, we’re asking residents to do their bit in 2020 and recycling waste from the festive season is a great way to start.

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