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Wychavon recycling tool reveals most confusing items to properly dispose of

Droitwich Editorial 20th Dec, 2023 Updated: 20th Dec, 2023   0

Wychavon has released a list of the top ten items people are most confused about how to dispose of to residents when recycling this Christmas.

The list is based on actual searches carried out by residents using Wychavon’s searchable Right Waste, Right Place web tool during last year’s festive season.

The tool contains thousands of items and explains what people should do with each one – from recycling them in the green bin to taking them to a Household Recycling Centre or donating them to charity.

If residents cannot find an item, they can make a suggestion, and Wychavon’s staff will find the answer and add it to the database.

Last Christmas, books, aluminium foil and shredded paper occupied the top three spots on the list, with plastic pots, aerosol cans and batteries also featuring heavily.

Further down the top ten was in cartridges, electricals, batteries, plastic bags and toothpaste tubes.




The list is part of Wychavon’s efforts to help residents cut down on what they throw away at the most wasteful time of the year, as well as reduce the number of incorrect items that end up in the green recycling bin.

Wychavon has also been releasing a new top recycling and waste reduction tip every day up to Christmas Day on the council’s social media channels.


There is also a dedicated festive waste and recycling page with more top tips and information on changes to bin collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

Councillor Emma Stokes, at Wychavon District Council, said: “If you’re not sure what to do with the mountains of wrapping paper, foil trays, batteries and other waste you end up with over the festive season, then give our waste and recycling search a try and help us put the right waste, in the right place, this Christmas.”

Visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/christmas-waste for more.

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