Recycle call after Christmas

SUFFOLK: People are being urged to recycle unwanted items and waste from the festive period.

SUFFOLK: People are being urged to recycle unwanted items and waste from the festive period.

Christmas traditionally sees people throw out more waste than usual - with each person in England getting rid of 50 kilos on average.

Unwanted household items, furniture and Christmas trees can all be recycled locally.

Councillor Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council's Portfolio Holder for Waste, said: “There is a need for us all to do more to reduce, reuse and recycle our own waste, as we are not only running out of space in landfill sites, but we also accept this is not an environmentally friendly way of dealing with our waste. “The festive period can create a huge amount of waste, such as wrapping paper, boxes and glass bottles. “It is easy to recycle these throughout Suffolk, not only at your local recycling centre, but also at bring sites and recycling banks.”

A spokesperson for Suffolk County Council added: “With all the new gifts received this Christmas, there are bound to be clear-outs of old furniture or electrical items.

“Anything with batteries, a plug or charger can be recycled at one of the 18 Household Waste Recycling Centres in Suffolk.”

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All centres are open from 8am - 4pm during the festive period, except for New Years Day.

To find out where your nearest recycling centre is visit www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk.