Residents across Chichester District encouraged to recycle as much as they can this Christmas

Please see attached December edition of the Waste Prevention Newsletter for more information. 

Chichester District Council is reminding residents of the many ways that they can recycle their waste to help reduce their environmental impact this Christmas.

Councillor Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for Environment and Chichester Contract Services at Chichester District Council, says: “Over Christmas we tend to generate more waste than usual and so we are keen to help residents recycle as much as possible at this time of year.

“When you’re unwrapping your presents this Christmas, remember that cardboard boxes and packaging, wrapping paper and empty tubes, Christmas cards and envelopes, can all be recycled.

“The packaging from many of our favourite Christmas food and drink products such as plastic confectionery tubs and meat trays, foil mince pie cases, glass bottles and jars, and empty chocolate advent calendars, can also be placed in your burgundy bin.

“So that we can recycle as much as possible, you can help us by making sure your recycling is:

  • Clean – free from food and drink leftovers (a quick rinse will do).
  • Dry – keep your recycling bin lid shut (soggy paper and cardboard can’t be recycled and can clog up the machinery when sorted).
  • Loose – not tied up in plastic bags.

“We also want to make people aware of some of the items that unfortunately cannot be recycled. These include: polystyrene, shiny or metallic wrapping paper, ribbons and bows, and plastic film and wrapping. If you need to dispose of any of these items, please make sure they go in your black waste bin or re-use them where possible.”

Additional Documents


Christmas Recycling 2021.pdf

Notice Date: 26/11/2021