Residents of a Scottish county have been urged to recycle their Christmas waste responsibly, reports eveningtimes.co.uk.

Inverclyde Council has asked residents to make sure they place festive waste such as cards, certain wrapping paper, any empty selection boxes, festive catalogues and old calendars in the recycling bins provided.

As well as that, the council said natural trees, small electrical items and food waste should also be recycled properly, so as not to create unnecessary landfill waste.

The measures are part of the council’s Winter Wise campaign, which aims to help residents stay safe and care for the environment throughout the winter period.

A leaflet will also be issued to residents, which will have details such as as recycling centre opening hours, festive bin collection dates and tips on how to stay safe on the road this Winter.

Commenting on the campaign, environment and regeneration convenor, Councillor Michael McCormick told inverclyde.gov.uk: “Over the festive season, households tend to generate more waste, however much of this can be recycled using the council’s blue bin and food waste collection services.”

He continued: “Residents can help reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill, and I would urge everyone to do their bit for the environment by recycling as much as they can this festive season. Together we can recycle tonnes more this winter!”

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