Manchester City Council is urging its residents to recycle all possible waste over the Christmas period, in order to reduce the debris going to landfill.
Brits may be able to responsibly dispose of a wider range of products than previously thought, thus avoiding the common festive problem of an over-full wheelie bin.
Waste removal services will be delayed as the workers take a break over the holidays, and more products tend to be consumed over Christmas, so it is important that people are more careful about where they put their rubbish.
Many residents will be aware that they can recycle items like wrapping paper, glass jars from cranberry sauce and plastic packaging.
However, some may not realise that they can do the same with leftover brussels sprouts and their Christmas tree.
A number of people will unwrap new mobile phones on December 25th, and these lucky recipients should make sure to recycle their old handset.
Those who receive clothes as a gift could also donate old garments to charity by taking them to designated collection points.
Posted by Samantha Green