Published: 20/12/2017 16:03 - Updated: 20/12/2017 16:06

Help to recycle Christmas in the Cairngorms!

Written byEmma Crichton


Help to make it a green White Christmas
Help to make it a green White Christmas


People in the strath are being asked to make the most of their blue bins over Christmas and New Year to reduce waste.

A list of festive products which can be recycled has been released, such as Christmas cards, wrapping paper, envelopes, cardboard and cans.

This is on top of the usual recyclable items including paper, food tins and cartons, aerosols and clean plastic bottles, pots tubs and trays, as long as they are not black.

Allan Henderson, chairman of the environment, development and infrastructure committee, pointed out this saves space in general rubbish bins, as well as being good for the environment.

"Christmas is a busy time for most households and this generates a lot more rubbish than usual," he said.

"We are encouraging everyone to do their bit and use their blue recycling bins.

"We would like to ask everyone to think about recycling rather than stuffing everything into plastic bags and throwing it away."

As well as the blue bins, Councillor Henderson is encouraging people to use food waste bins, take glass to their nearest recycling centre and to donate all unwanted gifts instead of throwing them away.

"Most towns and villages have great charity shops that will welcome your unwanted items after Christmas.

"Electrical and battery-operated items can be accepted for recycling at recycling centres as can clothing, textiles and shoes.

"Hogmanay is traditional time of celebration and generates lots of glass bottles and jars! Please don’t put these in your green refuse bins, take them to your bottle bank or recycling centre."

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