Allerdale Borough Council is reminding residents in towns like Keswick what they should and shouldn’t put in their recycling bags and bins over Christmas.
Wrapping paper, Christmas cards, crackers, cardboard boxes, glass and plastic bottles, jars and tins can be recycled.
Any non-recyclable materials from the paper packaging - such as any plastic, ribbons or polystyrene - should be removed.
To maximise the capacity of the green bins, any boxes should be broken down and flattened or filled with paper themselves.
Councillor Michael Heaslip, Executive Member for Locality and Environmental Quality, said: “Christmas is a busy time for many people, so we want to make recycling as easy as possible. We would ask residents to consider this when they are buying items – can it be recycled or is there an alternative?
"By providing people with some tips to help them think twice, we hope to see people make the most of the Council’s recycling service and reduce waste."
For more information on recycling in Allerdale, including collection dates and locations of the Household Waste Recycling Centres, visit the Council’s website, here.