#Christmas Recycling

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A reminder of recycling in Bude. Recycling centres in Cornwall are open. Cornwall Council says:

Christmas trees

We will collect real Christmas trees in the weeks starting 12 January and 19 January.  Put your tree out on your normal rubbish collection day on the alternate week to your recycling collection. The trees will be collected for free and then shredded and composted.

You can also take your tree to the Household Waste and Recycling Centres.

Christmas cards

There are various charity collections for Christmas cards.  You can also put them in your cardboard sack as part of your household recycling collection.


Envelopes can go in your household recycling collection.  White envelopes should go into the paper sack, coloured or brown envelopes should go with the cardboard.

Wrapping paper

We can take wrapping paper that isn’t coated with foil or plastic in your household recycling collection.  Please put all non-shiny wrapping paper in the paper sack, and make sure you remove any sticky tape, string or ribbons.


Over Christmas there are a lot of extra cardboard boxes. Flatten the boxes and put them in the orange cardboard bag.

If the boxes are too big, flat pack them, tie them in a bundle and put them out next to your recycling. If you have very large amounts of cardboard, you can either take it to your local household waste and recycling centre or put it out for the kerbside collection over a couple of weeks.

Chocolate and biscuit tins

You can put chocolate and biscuit tins out for recycling in the sack for plastic bottles and cans. We can only accept metal sweet and biscuit tins. We can’t take the plastic tubs.

Not only is the foil inner liner of Quality Street Chocolates recyclable, but the outside cellophane wrapper can be put into your compost bin.

Tin Foil

Put scrunched up tin foil into the sack for plastic bottles and cans.

Additional recycling

If you have more kerbside recycling then usual, please put it out in carrier bags.  Be extra careful with glass bottles and put them out in a rigid box. Don’t worry if a different vehicle collects your recycling over Christmas. Sometimes we make use of additional vehicles to cope with the extra volume. All material collected for recycling will be recycled.

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