After reading an article in the Wirral Globe about where you can recycle over the holidays, I thought I would inform our visitors that we do accept waste such as cardboard, cans, bottles and even scrap metal. Usually, we recycle bulk waste from commercial vehicles, but we’re also happy to take smaller amounts providing they meet our terms and conditions.
As you know it’s not free to dump commercial waste at any of the 14 centres in Wirral.
Still needing to recycle your Christmas waste? Here’s some alternative ways to reduce your waste –
1 – Christmas Trees
Ever wondered where to send unloved christmas trees go to after our annual celebrations? Marwell Zoo, Hampshire, have an innovative way of keeping these trees loved well into the new year – Leopards! Used in their enclosures at the zoo for climbing & relaxing, keepers say the scent of the trees is like catnips to these big cats! A gift that keeps on giving.
Incase your local zoo aren’t needing any extra trees, RecycleNow have an option for recycling your ‘real’ trees- http://www.recyclenow.com
2 – Used Wrapping Paper
Still have bags of paper, ripped from presents and discarded? Why not shred it! Many colourful papers look great shredded and can be reused throughout the year as packaging for posting items, giving presents etc. Saving you a couple of pounds as well as the environment!
3 – Mince Pies, Cakes & Cheese
Now that your New Years diet has kicked in you really don’t want to be tempted to tuck back into those delicious treats and spoil your good intentions. Fortunately it’s not just humans who enjoy these – birds do too! Although RSPB warn against using goose, turkey and duck fat as bird food, they do suggest leaving out some mince pie pastry crumbs, grated mild cheese or cake crumbs – no icing please!
4 – Unwanted Goods
Lets be honest, we all got at least one present from a distant relative that we politely thanked them for, shoved it in a cupboard and swiftly ignored. This time of year is a great opportunity to clear out any gifts you didn’t love and give them to your local charity shop. Always grateful of gifts, money raised will go towards your chosen cause – a good deed well done!
5 – Christmas Cards
Of course recycling Christmas cards in a traditional way is a great way to help the environment, however there are other ways.
How about cutting around the pretty image on the front and saving them to use as gift tags next year?