Recycling winter waste



So, you’re looking to declutter your home in Chorley this winter? What better way to throw out what you don’t need than to hire a skip from a reputable provider, like Adlington Skips?

Over the festive season, we generate 30% more waste than usual which, in turn, increases the volume of rubbish sent to landfill. On top of the junk that you’ve been hoarding already, this is only going to make your home look and feel more cluttered.

A great way to organise your home is to recycle winter waste, including:


  • Cards and gift wrap


Christmas cards (or any cards for that matter) are fine to go in the recycling bin – provided they aren’t covered in glitter! The local council will make sure that they are correctly recycled.

Wrapping paper can also be recycled. However, glossy or laminated gift wrap and ribbons will need to be kept separate from paper bags. Consider using brown paper or recyclable wrapping paper which can be recycled or reused again.


  • Electronics


Whether you’re throwing out an old hairdryer or radio after getting a new one for Christmas, electronics aren’t to be put in general waste bins or skips. If they still work, it’s worth asking friends and family if they could make use of your unwanted devices.

One of the best ways to dispose of electrical items is to take them to your local recycling centre where they will be recycled in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.


  • Food


The UK throws away more than 4 million tonnes of edible food over the Christmas period – wasting energy, water and packaging in production, transportation and storage. But this needn’t be the case.

Lancashire council provides food waste caddies that enable you to dispose of food waste separate from general waste and recyclables. The waste within caddies can then be thrown in the garden waste bin and composted.

If you’ve still got leftovers from Christmas – be it unopened tins or products with a long shelf-life – consider taking them to your local food bank.


  • Glass


Most councils in Lancashire provide bins for glass. Make sure that you put glass bottles in the right bin and always check cardboard boxes for empties. If your bin is already full, take a trip to your local tip where you’ll find a designated area for glass waste.

Hiring a skip

If you’re decluttering your home, top to bottom this winter, Adlington Skips have the perfect solution – skip hire Chorley. They provide a full range of domestic skips, starting from 2-cubic yards right up to 16-cubic yards, and tailor their services to accommodate your needs.

Skip hire Chorley is an excellent way to dispose of unwanted items and can also save you the hassle of queueing at the tip. The Adlington Skips team aim to recycle 90% of the items thrown in skips – effectively reducing the amount of rubbish that’s sent to landfill. Why not let Adlington Skips help you to recycle your winter waste? For more information about their skip hire Chorley services, call 01257 474 747 today.