Brighton and Hove adds aerosols to recycling list this Christmas

Posted On 16 Dec 2010 at 5:42 am

Aerosol cans can be recycled in Brighton and Hove this Christmas for the first year.

Brighton and Hove City Council issued a reminder that it could now recycle aerosols with thousands of cans snow spray, squirty cream and de-icer expected to be sold in the coming weeks.

And that’s on top of the usual array of hairsprays, deodorants, air fresheners and similar products.

The council said that the cans – minus their plastic tops – could be left in black recycling boxes.

It said that each year 3.3 million aerosol cans were thrown away in Brighton and Hove and that it was committed to increase recycling rates.

Councillor Geoffrey Theobald, the council’s cabinet member for environment, urged people to think about how they disposed of their Christmas waste such as cards and wrapping paper.

He said: “It’s hard to avoid creating extra waste at Christmas but fortunately most of it can be recycled and reused.

“Wrapping paper, wine bottles, Christmas cards, batteries, empty de-icer cans and gift boxes can all be recycled along with the usual cans, cardboard and plastic bottles.

“You can even recycle your tree in the new year.”

For general information on recycling and to find your nearest drop-off point visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/recycling.

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