Tips on what to do with Christmas waste in Norwich, including where to get rid of the tree

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The decorations are down, there's a sorry-looking tree unceremoniously dumped in the back garden and a gathered-up pile of cards gathering dust.

Christmas is well and truly over, but bosses at Norwich City Council are offering ways to get rid of the waste which is cluttering up your home following the festive season.

Christmas trees

There is a 'real' Christmas tree drop off point in Waterloo Park car park until next Friday, while trees can also be taken to Swanton Road recycling centre. Decorations must be removed first.

Wrapping paper and cards


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Clean wrapping paper and cards can all be recycled in blue bins. Christmas cards can also be recycled through some city centre stores.

Leftover food

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Gone overboard with the Christmas food shopping? Norwich City Council offers a weekly food collection service. People can put leftovers in the black food caddy and place out next to recycling or refuse bin on collection day.

Unwanted presents or just having a clear out?

Did Santa get it wrong this year? Norwich City Council will collect any unwanted small electrical items, such as hairdryers or shavers, as well as old batteries, as part of a new weekly service. The council can also collect unwanted textiles.

People should put electrical items and batteries in a standard sized plastic bag, textiles in a separate bag, and leave beside recycling or refuse bins on collection day.

Unwanted presents can also be donated to your favourite charity shop.

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