Recycling During the Holidays
After the holidays, why not organise your stuff and check out things that you can still recycle.
Christmas brings joy to our hearts as we gather and celebrate the holidays together with our loved ones. However, it is also the time of the year when the rubbish we generate significant increases due to our excessive consumption of different materials for our decorations, gift wrapping, or party needs.
The good news is that there are many ways that we can recycle and reduce the holiday rubbish. Here are useful tips that you may follow to be resourceful and help protect the environment during and after the holiday season.
Recycle holiday trees and decorations for future use
Don’t throw your holiday decorations away after the Christmas season especially if they are still in good condition. Use your functional LED Christmas lights, wreaths and ornaments for next year. Store them properly in your home. If you want to have a different feel next holiday season, then you could pass them on to people you know may still find them useful.
Do not throw your live trees out with the trash. There are recycling options such as composting or mulching schemes which skip bin hire companies to offer through their various recycling systems.
Observe a green holiday gift shopping and giving
Use your reusable shopping bags when doing your holiday shopping to reduce the use of plastic bags. You can also make handmade presents out of recycled materials and be creative as you create crafts, bake goodies, or even alter clothes. If it is inevitable, you may also send gifts of your choice as long as they are made from durable materials so that it will last for a long run. But if you can do so, give a non-material gift to people that may enjoy your time and company.
Reduce, reuse and recycle greeting cards, gift wraps and packaging
Instead of purchasing gift wrapping that may be hard to be recycled – such as metallic materials – utilise eco-friendly wrapping ideas. Some ideas include the use of a colourful comic section of a newspaper, posters, or magazines. You can also use jars, cardboard, or soft wrapping materials such as scarves, cloth napkins and blankets. Alternatively, you can let your family have a fun activity by painting or designing paper shopping bags as your gift wrappers.
You can likewise use recycled papers as your packaging material. Be creative when making greeting cards by recycling those that you received last Christmas. Recycle those ribbons, bows, and other accessories you had kept.
Tips for green parties and what to do with Christmas foods
Throw an eco-friendly party by using re-usable plates, cups, and utensils instead of disposable ones or individually packaged drinks to reduce waste. Make sure to serve just enough food to minimise leftovers and food waste on plates. If there are leftovers, do not use plastic wraps. Instead, use recyclable aluminium foil or food containers. Give some to your guests before they leave your party or donate them to your community food banks. Make a compost for the food waste or let professional rubbish removal team help you with your wastes.
For rubbish removal, utilise Newcastle skip bins
Since there is more rubbish produced during the holiday season, utilising skip bins for hire helps a lot in managing your household waste. By hiring the services of Newcastle Skip Bins, you can guarantee to use only premier skip bins to collect your holiday waste and efficiently dispose of it for you.
Out team is committed to recycling and has an eco-friendly philosophy. With our flexible rubbish removal services and different skip bin sizes, Newcastle Skips can help you remove unwanted waste in your home no matter how small your needs are. Call us today and let us help you plan your waste removal and recycling scheme this holiday!