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Get Christmas recycling all wrapped up  

Dundee residents are being given the opportunity to have a green Christmas.

Environmental services and sustainability convener Councillor Julie Sturrock is encouraging Dundonians to recycle their wrapping paper, cards and real Christmas trees once the festivities are over.

Councillor Sturrock said: “Dundee City Council provides recycling centres and points across the city where people can hand in cards and wrapping paper in January. There are also card collections at WH Smith and Tesco which are raising money for the Woodland Trust’s ‘Trees for All’ scheme.

“People can also put their cards and wrapping paper in blue bins for collection after the New Year.

“I would encourage people to use local facilities to help our recycling efforts – they have responded enthusiastically in the past and I am sure they will continue to do so.

“Dundee is Scotland’s recycling city and we want to keep working to maintain the momentum. We have been awarded £26 million from the Scottish Executive’s Straetgic Waste Fund to further improve services in the future.

“Christmas is a time when households produce a lot of waste and it is important that encourage people to recycle as much as possible”

Christmas trees will be collected for free after Christmas by the council, and turned into Discovery Compost at Riverside. Dundee residents should phone special collections on 432750 after January 5th to arrange uplift. Alternatively Dundee householders can take them to Marchbanks, Riverside or Baldovie Recycling Centres.

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