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19 December 2016

Recycling All Wrapped Up

As Christmas approaches Wrexham Council is making plans to recycle even more card and paper from the kerbside following the festive period.

For the first recycling collection after Christmas residents are asked to recycle all their cardboard and paper, except the foil wrapping paper which cannot be recycled, in their box or re-usable blue bag. Brown corrugated card should be separated from the paper and presented at the kerbside separately.

The Council has laid on an extra vehicle to pick up the anticipated extra paper and cardboard on every round which will be dedicated to cardboard and paper only and will therefore need emptying less.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said:

"In these days of online shopping we all have more cardboard than ever before and this is only made worse at Christmas time with extra deliveries. We then have all the wrapping paper to dispose of in addition to our usual weekly paper waste. The additional vehicle dedicated to card and paper should make the Christmas recycling round more efficient and allow residents to move all their paper and cardboard in one go. I would like to pass on my thanks to everyone who has taken the trouble to recycle with us during 2016. We have come a long way with our recycling rates and our new boxes, bags and caddies we should all be able to recycle more items in a more efficient manner. Our latest quarter shows our recycling rate to be at 69% which is a tremendous achievement and one we can all be proud of going into 2017."

Residents are also reminded to check their calendar for the bin day collections due to the Christmas period. Anyone concerned about missing a collection can also register online to receive an email reminder the day before the bin and recyclables are due to go out. To register go to www.wrexham.gov.uk/register

For further information about the recycling service please email contact-us@wrexham.gov.uk

It is important that FOIL Paper is not put into the recycling bags/boxes as it will not be accepted by the company WCBC sends it recycled paper to.