Liverpool City Region residents are being urged to recycle real Christmas trees and other festive waste this season.
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is calling on householders to make use of the 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres to help boost Merseyside’s recycling levels.
Cans, cardboard, garden waste including real Christmas trees, glass jars and bottles, paper, large plastics, scrap metal including metal artificial Christmas trees, textiles, toys and white goods can be deposited for free.
Carl Beer, chief executive of MRWA, says: “A lot of waste is created at this time of the year so it’s a good chance to boost Merseyside’s recycling levels. Our recycling centres will happily accept the clutter of people’s packaging, bottles and cans – and we’d love your real Christmas trees.”
Jeff Sears, director of Veolia which operates the recycling centres on behalf of MRWA, adds: “Recycling centres will be open throughout the festive period – except Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – so bring all your extra Christmas recycling.
“Don’t forget to flatten your cardboard boxes and remove all non-cardboard contents so they can be sent to be recycled into something new!”