11 December 2015

Lambeth encourages residents to recycle as much Christmas waste as possible

Lambeth council is encouraging residents to recycle as much of their Christmas waste as possible during the festive period.

Over the Christmas period, residents can:

  • Recycle wrapping paper, Christmas cards and any additional packaging along with usual items in clear sacks or estate recycling bins. The council can also accept paper and cardboard, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, food and drink cartons and tins and cans (no limit to the amount of recycling that can be left out).
  • Resident's food waste bins can be used to recycle cooked and uncooked food including scraps from plates, bones and vegetable peelings.
  • "Real" Christmas trees can be left on the pavement outside of properties on resident's collection days from 4 January. Residents on housing estates, can leave real trees in bulky waste areas between 6 and 15 January. Alternatively they can be taken to recycle sites in Lambeth, the closest to Vassall being Clapham Common, Windmill Drive. 
  • Collection days for all recycling and bins over the Christmas period are listed on the Lambeth website here.
You can also get tips on how to reduce food waste and save money from the Love Food, Hate Waste website here.