‘RECYCLE MORE PAPER AND CARD’ / RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
Londoners are being urged to recycle more of their card packaging and Christmas wrapping paper during the festive season.
A staggering 300,000 tonnes of card packaging is estimated to be used across the UK during the festive season – so much in fact that it could wrap Big Ben almost 260,000 times or the London Eye almost 50,000 times.
Every London borough collects card and paper for recycling, so everyone can do their part to recycle this Christmas. All paper – including wrapping paper – is recyclable, apart from shiny metallic or glittery varieties.
If in doubt, try the ‘scrunch test’ – if you scrunch the paper into a ball and it stays scrunched, it can be recycled; if it pops back out again, it’s likely to be made of metallic foil and probably can’t be recycled. (Source: Mayor of London website)
RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
People living in Lewisham can recycle their real Christmas tree at any of the following points throughout January 2016:
Hilly Fields, entrance in Hilly Fields Crescent
Deptford Park, entrance in Scawen Road
Telegraph Hill, Pepys Road/Kitto Road entrance
Talbot Place, Blackheath
Mountsfield Park, entrance at top of George Lane
Sydenham Wells Park, entrance Wells Park Road
Forster Memorial Park, entrance top of Whitefoot Lane
Northbrook Park, Baring Road entrance
Mayow Park, entrance in Mayow Road
Chinbrook Meadows, Amblecote Road
Manor House Gardens, Old Road entrance
Beckenham Place Park, Old Bromley Road entrance.
(Source: Lewisham council press release.)