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Recycling at Christmas

Love Christmas, hate waste?

An estimated three million tonnes of waste is produced in the UK at Christmas time. That's 50kg per person, and all together weighs as much as 400,000 double decker buses! This page contains information to help you reduce and recycle your waste this Christmas.

Recycled Jar Snow Globe
The 12 Days of Christmas 

The 12 Days of Christmas is a step by step guide to help you reduce, reuse and recycle over the festive period. The book is packed full of information, including how to make cards and decorations, ideas for wrapping presents without wasting paper and even suggestions about what to do with any unwanted gifts!

Download your copy of the Twelve Days of Christmas book now.



Christmas Waste and Recycling Collections

There will be no changes to your collection days this year as Christmas Day and New Years day both fall on a Sunday. See the Waste Collections at Christmas & New Year page for more information.

Christmas Tree Recycling

We run a collection service for real Christmas trees in early January. See the  Christmas Tree Collections page for more information. 

Extra Recycling

If you have a Kerbside Recycling collection, and have extra recycling that won't fit in your white bag or black box, you can take it to one of our Recycling Points or  Recycling Centres.    

Food Waste Love Your Food book cover

At Christmas you may find you have more food waste than usual. You can recycle food waste in your brown bin if you have one, or in one of the food waste recycling bins in your area. See the Food Recycling for Flats page for more information about this service.  

For useful tips on how to store food, and tasty Christmas recipes, visit Love Food Hate Waste . And if you find yourself with a lot of leftovers to use up, download our Love Your Food Recipe Book for ideas.




For more information and tips, visit the Recycle for Aberdeen Facebook page.

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