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#4 – Recycle your card(s)

Posted on 4 January 2019

Since the 19th Century, Christmas cards have been sent to people across the globe and have become a staple part of the Christmas tradition. Once the tree is down and decorations are back in the box, what happens to your Christmas cards?

Do you give them a new lease of life by making them into new Christmas cards or reusing them as gift tags for next year?

Not feeling creative? Simply recycle your card(s) by placing them in your kerbside recycling bin. As with wrapping paper, a bit of glitz and sparkle is OK, just make sure you take off any ribbons and bows as these cannot be recycled.

If you’ve got any cardboard boxes left over (delivery boxes, food packaging, toy packaging, etc.) these can also be recycled in your recycling bin at home.

Just remember to fold it flat and tear it into smaller pieces (ideally the size of a cereal box), as you’ll be able to fit more in. If the boxes are still too big, you can take it down to your local Household Waste Recycling Site when you visit next.

Please don’t leave them outside to get wet, as soggy cardboard can’t be mixed in with your dry recycling.