Renfrewshire Council

Christmas waste

Recycle your Christmas cards in your blue recycling bin or in the paper bank at your nearest bring site or recycling site. Real Christmas trees should be taken to your nearest recycling site and put in the green waste skips.

Please ensure that all decorations are removed before putting your tree in the skip.

Christmas cards are recycled back into cardboard products e.g. packaging materials, cat litter.

Please ensure that cards with foil or glitter are not placed in the recycling bin as this type of material causes contamination.

  • Reduce your Christmas waste by buying cards made from recycled card and reusing good quality wrapping paper. 
  • You can re-use old cards to make gift tags and new cards. 
  • Re-useable artificial trees should be donated to charity shops.