How to Recycle Christmas

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Wondering what the rules are for Christmas detritus? Here is the Pembrokeshire County Council guide to what Christmas recycling items should be placed where:

Blue reusable sack – Cardboard and card including delivery boxes and brown packaging/wrapping paper and Christmas cards without glitter, foil embossing or any other embellishments (no bows, ribbons etc). Ensure your cardboard is flattened or cut to fit within the blue bag to fit in the vehicle compartment.

Blue box – Paper including newspapers and magazines, leaflets, envelopes and paper-based wrapping paper which meets the ‘scrunch test’ (paper which bounces back after it is scrunched in a ball; foil-based paper or wrapping paper with glitter on is not recyclable and should be placed in grey residual bags).

Red reusable sack – Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays (excluding black and brown plastic pots, tubs and trays), food and beverage cartons and metal packaging including cans, tins, empty aerosols, foil and foil trays. Plastic sweet/chocolate tubs and metal biscuit tins are also recyclable through the red bag.

Green caddy – Food waste including peelings, turkey carcasses and Christmas leftovers.

Green box – Glass bottles and jars including wine, beer and spirit bottles, sauce jars and non-food bottles such as empty perfume bottles.

Household-provided clear bag – Household batteries.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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