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Local Residents Urged To Make A Green Start To 2012

Published: 4th January 2012 13:27

Three Kings recyclingNorth West Leicestershire residents taking down their decorations on Twelfth Night are urged to recycle Christmas trees and cards instead of sending them to landfill.

North West Leicestershire District Council and Leicestershire Waste Partnership - which is made up of the county, district and borough councils in Leicestershire - are urging people to get 2012 off to a green start as part of the 'dreaming of a green Christmas' campaign.

In line with North West Leicestershire's green Footprints challenge, the campaign encourages reuse, recycling and composting this Christmas and New Year. Leicestershire residents are being asked to reuse items they no longer need, compost Christmas trees and recycle Christmas cards.

In North West Leicestershire, real Christmas trees can be collected by the District Council as part of its kerbside recycling service.

Christmas cards can be taken to local libraries, County Council Service Shops and County Hall where they can be recycled and the money donated to The Royal British Legion.

Small electrical items, such as broken toys and old shavers / hairdryers, can also be taken to the local household recycling centre in Linden Way, off Ashby Road, Coalville for recycling.

Councillor Alison Smith, Deputy Leader of North West Leicestershire District Council and Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said:

"If people cannot re-plant Christmas trees in their gardens, we would encourage them to recycle them instead.

"By recycling trees, cards and small electrical items local residents are not only reducing the amount being sent to landfill, but are getting 2012 off to a great green start."

For further details on recycling in North West Leicestershire visit www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/recycling_rubbish_and_waste  

For more information about recycling across Leicestershire visit www.lesswaste.org.uk

 

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