Feed the Bins

They’ll Gobble up your Christmas Leftovers

Christmas – what a waste! No, not the celebrations, but all the rubbish that goes with it. There’s the leftover food, whatever’s not made it into the turkey curry on Boxing Day, or the turkey risotto the day after! From vegetable peelings to plate scrapings and reindeer-chewed carrots – it can all be recycled and the best thing? It’s so easy!

And it’s not just food waste that we’re hoping to see you recycle more of this festive period – here’s a quick guide to what can be recycled in which bin:

Purple Bin Blue Bin Brown Bin Orange Bin Green Bin
Drinks can and food tins Wrapping paper (not the foil type) Food Glorious Food Glass bottles Everything which can’t be recycled
Plastic bottles and trays marked PET1 or HDPE2 Christmas cards and gift tags Real Christmas trees Glass jars  
Shampoo Cardboard boxes      
Shower Gel Gift bags      
Shaving Foam Tins Newspapers and magazines      
Aerosols Packing (remove the plastic first)      


Filled up your bins before collection day? Don’t worry, you can take excess waste to our recycling centres and points across.

Here are the festive opening times:

Recycling centres:
Sunday 24th to Tuesday 26th December
Sunday 31st December to Tuesday 2nd January

Wednesday 27 December
Wednesday 3 January

Excess waste, including old Christmas trees, can be taken to the recycling centres at Chanonry in Elgin, Gollachy at Buckie, Waterford in Forres and Balloch Road, Keith.

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