RESIDENTS in Alcester and Studley are being encouraged to ‘Recycle Right’.

Stratford District Council is telling residents they can easily recycle through the kerbside collection of their green and blue bins.

Household plastic packaging such as microwave trays, yoghurt pot, fruit punnets can go in the blue lidded bin plus clean foil and sweet / biscuit tins.

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If anyone had any presents they don't want and can't return, they are being urged to consider a present swap with friends or relatives or donate unwanted gifts to a charity.

Councillor Mike Brain, services for the community portfolio, said: “Christmas is a wonderful time of year but can create extra recycling.

"The district council can collect many of these items with your kerbside collection. Food waste and Christmas trees can be collected on the green bin service.

"Items such as cardboard, plastic food trays of any colour and sweet and biscuit tins can be collected on the blue bin service. Please make a New Year’s resolution to recycle as much as possible - it's good for the environment, the future and also saves money."