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Monday, December 21, 2020

County encourages residents to be "Mighty Recyclers" this Christmas

As Wales’ recycling rate reaches an all-time high Denbighshire County Council is calling on residents to keep up their "mighty" efforts this Christmas. 

Denbighshire has pledged to support Wales Recycles’ Be Mighty. Recycle campaign, funded by Welsh Government, to encourage everyone to be Mighty Recyclers this Christmas. 

Councillor Brian Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “Residents in Denbighshire and across Wales are showing that they’re MIGHTY when it comes to recycling and we should all be proud of our efforts, but there is still more we can do. We’re calling on our residents to keep up the good work over Christmas to help us reach the top spot!”

“We know people in Wales care about protecting our beautiful country and recycling plays an essential role in tackling climate change. It’s a simple thing that everyone can do to help make a real difference."

The council has set out some "top tips" to follow at Christmas, which are:

  • Eat, recycle, be merry. Every Council in Wales provides a weekly food waste recycling collection service. Please use it. You can recycle turkey bones, veg peelings and any leftovers from your Christmas dinner (that can’t be safely eaten later)! And keep recycling other waste over the Christmas period too, such as tea bags and coffee grounds, eggshells, peelings and cores from fruit, and stale bread.
  • Conquer your card this Christmas. You can recycle all cardboard from online deliveries. Please remove all sticky tape first and flatten any boxes. And once Christmas is over, please recycle all your cards, just remove any bows and ribbons first, and any parts with glitter.
  • Most plastic from around the home can be recycled; drinks bottles, cleaning products and toiletry bottles, such as shampoo and shower gel. Don't forget to empty, crush and replace the lids before recycling. And remove any pump dispensers or trigger sprays first as these can’t be recycled. You can also recycle the big plastic tubs of chocolate and sweets we have around the house at Christmas!
  • Don’t overlook foil this Christmas. Please recycle foil cases from mince pies and any clean or unstained foil used in your Christmas cooking. Please empty and rinse foil trays and containers before putting them out to be recycled.
  • Metal drinks cans and food tins as well as empty aerosols, such as deodorant, shaving gel and hairspray, can all be recycled.
  • If you’re ever unsure what you can and can’t recycle, visit Wales Recycles’ Recycling Locator.

To learn more about the Mighty Mission and Wales Recycles’ ‘12 days of Christmas’ recycling facts and tips, visit, look out for the ads on TV, listen to the radio ad, and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BeMightyRecycle

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