'Reduce, reuse and recycle in 2013'

Residents across Carlisle are being encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle more in 2013.

Carlisle City Council are hoping people will be inspired to make 2013 a 'green' year.

They have issued guidelines to help residents:

  • If you have a Greenbox you can recycle the following items at the kerbside or at a local recycling point: wrapping paper; Christmas cards; clean and empty glass bottles & jars and clean and empty drinks & food cans and empty aerosol cans.
  • You can recycle your real Christmas trees using your Garden Waste **bin
  • In the New Year, to help speed up your garden waste collections please do not place your garden waste bin out for collection unless it is at least half full.
  • If you have Greenbags you can recycle the following items from the kerbside or from recycling points: cardboard food and packaging boxes; hard plastic packaging; plastic bottles and food tubs
  • Please put plastics in one bag and cardboard in the other as we cannot recycle mixed bags.