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Staffordshire residents urged to use household recycling centres over festive period

Staffordshire residents are being urged to take their excess Christmas recycling to one of their local recycling centres.

The message from Staffordshire County Council comes ahead of one of the busiest times for recycling, as people dispose of boxes and containers from Christmas gifts, as well as food wrapping.

If the recycling bin is full, people are being urged to take any extra recycling to their local Household Waste Recycling Centre, where it can be sorted and recycled. 

The County Council operate 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres and they claim there is one within a short drive for every resident.

County Councillor Gill Heath, Cabinet Member for Communities said: “Many people find that their recycling bins get full over the Christmas period, as they dispose of cardboard and plastic from presents and food.  It’s great that people are being environmentally-minded.

“It’s always advisable to check your local recycling, but if you bring your extra recycling to one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres, you can be sure it will be recycled.”

Information on your nearest Household Waste Recycling centre and the opening hours for over the Christmas and New Year period can be found at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/recycling.

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