Up to and including Friday 10th January the restriction on 2 black bags per household does NOT apply. The 2 black bags restriction will resume from Monday 13th January 2020

You CAN recycle these items – be sure to put them in the correct containers for separated recycling.

  • Brown paper
  • Chocolate boxes (cardboard)
  • Chocolate boxes (plastic)
  • Chocolate box trays (transparent)
  • Foil trays (please clean)
  • Turkey bones (food waste)
  • Vegetable peelings (food waste)
  • Christmas crackers
  • Christmas cards (plain)
  • Real Christmas trees (see dates below)


Unfortunately, these items CANNOT be recycled, please place them in your black bag waste.

  • Wrapping paper – all types
  • Wrapping decorations e.g. ribbons and bows
  • Sellotape
  • Christmas cards (metallic/glitter)
  • Tissue paper
  • Chocolate box trays (black plastic)
  • Tinsel
  • Broken decorations
  • Fairy lights – can be taken to HWRC
  • Plastic trees – can be taken to HWRC


Christmas Tree Recycling

For the Wenvoe area it will be Friday 17th January 2020. Simply place your tree out for collection alongside your recycling before 7.00am.

You can also place any cut off branches and loose pine needles in your garden waste bags and place at the kerbside for collection.

Collections will be taking place throughout the day and early evening by a dedicated vehicle on your normal collection day.

If you miss your collection day, Christmas trees can also be taken to both our Household Waste Recycling Centres. (HWRC)

  • Only real trees are able to be collected for recycling
  • All decorations and soil will need to be removed
  • If longer than 6 foot, please cut down to this size
  • Trees need to be placed out for collection before 7.00am