Posted by Adam Kennedy on 23rd Dec 2016

Eco-Friendly Tips For The Christmas Holiday Season

Eco-Friendly Tips For The Christmas Holiday Season

Kollect Waste Collection Booking Engine would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their business in 2016. And we want to take this opportunity to wish you alla Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year for 2017!! Christmas time is one of the most wasteful times of year where households generate huge amounts of rubbish. We have compiled a list of the various ways you can generate less waste and how to dispose of your waste in order to recycle more, so that you are having an eco-friendly Christmas!

Wrapping Paper

In Ireland thousands of miles of wrapping paper is thrown away over the Christmas season and some of this paper cannot be recycled such as the foil or metallic paper. Bear in mind to look out for recyclable papers to avoid this issue. Another option is to create you own retro parcels out of newspaper or brown paper.

Give Non-Physical Gifts

Where possible why not give someone a gift that doesn't produce waste, such as an experience. This could be gift vouchers to a SPA or shopping vouchers etc. Other options would be to purchase a yearly membership for a persons favourite museum or a yearly subscription for a magazine.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Kollect provide a Christmas Tree collection service in Waterford and Cork. All you have to do is go to, select your location, what day you want your tree collected and you only have to pay €20 for collection. This saves you a lot of time and helps save the environment! We make sure that all trees are brought to a composting facility and disposed of in an eco-friendly christmas way!

Donate Old Christmas Decorations

As the years go by people gather more and more decorations, most of which you probably won't use ever again. They are usually still in great condition so rather than dumping them why not donate them to your nearest charity shop who would be more than happy to take them.

Old Electrical Items

Electrical goods have become one of the most popular christmas gifts especially in the form of i-pads, laptops or phones. This means that you will have to dispose of the old technology to make way for the new. We would advise to recycle these items at your local household recycling centre.

Once again here at Kollect we would like to wish everyone a joyful holiday season and we hope to see you all in 2017! We hope your might take a few tips for a more eco-friendly christmas; knowing that together we can make a difference.