Elf On The Shelf Giving Help To Yourself

Elf On The Shelf Giving Help To Yourself

A mischievous elf is highlighting ways to recycle through the Christmas period in West Sussex.

West Sussex County Council - WSCC - MerfMerf, an elf named after the West Sussex Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), has teamed up with the West Sussex Waste team to help show how many Christmas materials can be recycled.

Between now and Christmas day Merf will be pictured with some everyday recyclable items that might previously have been thrown away.

Christmas materials that can be recycled include:

  • Wrapping paper (although not glittery or metallic)
  • Christmas magazines
  • Cardboard (including packaging)
  • Plastic tubs, trays and pots
  • Bottles (both plastic and glass)

West Sussex County Council - WSCC - MerfDavid Barling, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said: “We can all do a little bit more to recycle in West Sussex, and Merf is a great way to highlight all the variety of materials that can be recycled. Just ensure that when recycling, you keep things clean, dry and loose”

“Thanks to our residents last year, as a county we recycled more than 10,000 tonnes of paper and card during the festive period.It would be fantastic to beat that amount and make this the most wonderful time of the year for recycling.”

West Sussex County Council LogoTo keep up to date with Merf and his mischief and find out more on recycling in West Sussex, like the West Sussex Waste team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westsussexwaste or follow @WestSussexWaste on Twitter.

For further information on what can be recycled, visit www.recycleforwestsussex.org.