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Watch your waste over Christmas

Christmas tree
Christmas tree

With Christmas only a few weeks away, many of us buy more food, drink and presents than usual, and obviously, this leads to more waste.

That’s why Gwynedd Council is encouraging the county’s residents to make the best use of the recycling and composting facilities available in Gwynedd, and to help us ensure that less waste is disposed of by landfill.

Councillor Emyr Pugh, who leads on Highways and Municipal on Gwynedd Council said:

“Gwynedd residents make excellent use of the recycling facilities available throughout the county, and we hope that they will carry on to use them over the festive period to ensure a reduction in the amount of waste we send to landfill.”

Gwynedd Council’s Recycling Unit offer advice on how to dispose of rubbish and recycle a lot more over the festivities, by encouraging Gwynedd residents to:

ask for more blue recycling boxes
take advantage of the Christmas card collections at Gwynedd primary schools and branches of Tesco/ WH Smiths
recycle real Christmas trees with the brown bin or at recycling centres
make use of the recycling centres, by taking things such as cardboard to be recycled there.

Gwenllian Roberts, Gwynedd Council Waste and Recycling Officer said:

“Everyone knows that we produce more waste over the Christmas period with presents and parties. We must do more to recycle more of our waste, and start our New Year resolutions a little earlier.”

For more information about recycling and rubbish arrangements over Christmas, contact Gwynedd Council’s Waste and Recycling Help Desk on: (01286) 679872.


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