Let’s face it, Christmas produces one heck of a lot of rubbish. Our foodie indulgences, present swapping, cracker pulling, card giving, ‘go on just one more brandy’, all collectively adds nearly 300m tonnes of waste each year in the UK. If you felt inclined to line up every Christmas tree bought in the UK, rumour has it they would stretch to New York and back again.

This Christmas, we challenge you to see how much of your additional festive waste can be recycled.

Don’t forget to wash out all jars / foil / tins / bottles out first!

  • Biscuit and sweet tins can be recycled along with your metal cans
  • Those disposable foil trays that cut down on washing up can simply go out with your cans and aerosols
  • Aluminium tin foil can go out with your cans. Tip: if it scrunches up it will be collected. If it springs back again then it’s film, which isn’t accepted yet
  • Pop your fruit and veg peelings into the compost bin
  • Paper wrapping paper can be put out with cardboard collections
  • Christmas cards will be accepted with your cardboard
  • Drop off your Christmas tree to your local recycling centre
  • You can take plastic Christmas trees to charity shops

From the whole team at Coastal, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!