Dreaming of a green Christmas

Telford & Wrekin Council is dreaming of a green Christmas for their residents this year.

Dreaming of a green Christmas

The festive period is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for rubbish and recycling and the Council is encouraging local people to think about ways they can help reduce the amount of waste they produce.

Whether it’s cards, wrapping paper, cardboard, trees or simply leftovers from the Christmas meal, we all produce a lot more waste.

Local residents are reminded that bin collection days may change over the festive period. To find out when your bin day is visit

While the borough might not get a white Christmas, there are a few ways to make it a green one:

Make sure you put as much recycling as possible into recycling containers  and purple top bin – check the times you can recycle here.

One of our Community Recycling Centres (CRC) is open every day over the holiday period, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. You can check which of our CRC sites are open over the Christmas period and when.

  • Recycle your unwanted Christmas lights at your local CRC sites
  • Once the festivities are over, recycle your real Christmas tree - simply fit it in to your green wheelie bin or take your tree to your local CRC sites.
  • Recycle your Christmas cards, envelopes non-foil based wrapping paper and any cardboard packaging in your blue box for normal paper recycling.

Councillor Shaun Davies, cabinet member with responsibility for neighbourhood services, employment and skills, said: “We all know Christmas can be a time when we consume a bit more and we’d ask people to try to recycle as much as possible to save too much ending up in landfill.

“We’d also remind local residents that bin days are likely to be different for them over the festive period and to ensure they know when these are so that they can make any arrangements

“Our new recycling service has made a great start with recycling rates up by nearly 14% since it began, I hope  that this continues over the festive period and I wish everyone very happy and green Christmas.”