From the boxes and packaging from your online Christmas shopping to the manic present opening on Christmas day, Christmas means lots of paper, card and packaging!

But instead of putting it all in a bin bag, why not recycle it? From wrapping paper to biscuit tins, most of your Christmas waste can be recycled.


Even if you have left over food waste, just pop it into your food waste caddy.  And the best bit…..all the food waste is turned into compost, which can be collected free of charge by Wrexham residents when using one of the Household Waste Recycling Centres at Bryn Lane, The Lodge or Plas Madoc!


Did You know?

You can recycle most of your Christmas household waste including:

  • Large sweet/biscuit tins
  • Wrapping paper (but not metallic or foil)
  • Envelopes and Christmas cards
  • Paper/card gift bags (remove any non-recyclable handles)
  • Food waste caddy for any leftover food waste
  • Broken/unwanted Christmas Lights can be taken to any of the three Household Waste Recycling Centres

If you have extra recycling over the festive period you will be able to put out extra boxes or carrier bags for collection. Separate all of your recyclable materials as usual but please don’t use black bin bags as recyclable materials in bin bags will not be taken.  Extra card can be folded and placed by the side of boxes/Wheelie Boxes (but not put in the green garden waste bin).

Cllr David. A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport said, “The recycling figures in Wrexham are continuing to grow which is fantastic. The recycling/reuse/composting figure for 2016/17 was 68.73% and we would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped us to attain this figure. During the festive season there is even more recyclable material around and we are asking people to think twice before putting it all into their general waste bin.”



Bin collection changes…

There will be some slight changes to the bin and recycling dates this Christmas.  Residents are reminded to check the dates of their bin collection over the festive period with changes taking place between 23rd December – 6th January.

We are particularly asking people whose usual bin day would be Christmas day to remember to put their bins and recycling out 2 days earlier on Saturday 23rd December. After the 26th December all bin collections will be a day later (including collections taking place on Saturdays).  Normal collections will resume after the 6th January.

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