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We 4 bins of Christmas waste

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Make sure your bins don't overflow this Christmas and find out what festive rubbish goes in which bin.​ 

Bin collections

There WILL be changes to waste and recycling collection dates over Christmas. We will also collect any extra recycling.

Household Waste Centres​ (Chichester Street, Rochdale and Spring Vale, Middleton) are open every day apart from Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.​

Bin collection changes

How do I recycle my Christmas tree?

You can recycle your Christmas tree at home or take it to a Christmas tree recycling point.

Recycle your Christmas tree

Which bin should I use for wrapping paper and cardboard?

You can put paper and cardboard in your blue bin. This includes:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Christmas cards and envelopes
  • Any cardboard packaging
  • Juice and food cartons

Make sure you don't put foil, polystyrene or ribbon in your blue bin and flat pack any packaging to make more room.

What bin should I use for jars, bottles and aluminium food trays?

You can put mixed recycling in your light green recycling bin. This means:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal food and drinks cans
  • Plastic bottles without bottle tops
  • Clean aluminium foil and aluminium food trays
  • Aerosol cans

Is your waste item not on this list? Don't put it in your light green bin.

What bin should I use for Christmas food waste?

Your can put your Christmas food waste into your brown bin or brown street caddy. Please use a compostable bag. not a plastic bag. Food waste includes: 

  • All cooked food
  • All uncooked food
  • Bones and carcasses

Visit Love Food Hate Waste for great leftover recipe ideas and money saving tips. The average household can save up to £60 a month by reducing food waste.

What bin should I use for everything else?

Your dark green bin is for all your Christmas waste that can't be recycled. This includes:

  • Plastic food trays, pots and tubs
  • Plastic bags
  • Broken drinking and window glass. You can also take these to your local recycling centre
  • Polystyrene
  • Nappies

You can recycle most Christmas waste. If your bins are full, take your recycling to your local household waste recycling centre

Find out what you can recycle all year round on Recycle for Greater Manchester's website.

 

Contact

​0300 303 8884

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Environmental Management
Green Lane
Heywood OL10 2DY
(Postal address only)

Britain in Bloom Uk finalist 2018 Gold Medal.

Green Flag Award.

Contact

​0300 303 8884

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Environmental Management
Green Lane
Heywood OL10 2DY
(Postal address only)

Britain in Bloom Uk finalist 2018 Gold Medal.

Green Flag Award.