Brechin and Edzell residents have been given tips by Angus Council to help householders have a waste-less Christmas.
Christmas cards and non-metallic/foil wrapping paper can be recycled in the paper container at your local recycling centre.
Christmas trees – cut large trees down in size and recycle them in garden waste bin or in the garden waste skip at a local recycling centre
One in three Scots thinks we waste more food at Christmas than at any other time of the year. Love Food Hate Waste can help make sure that all your festive treats are eaten.
Remember to reuse bags when you go shopping.
Use rechargeable batteries for Christmas gifts, such as children toys, that use batteries.
Angus Council waste operatives are delivering fliers with festive collection arrangements over the next couple of weeks and some festive tips to ensure a waste-less Christmas.
For more festive hints and tips visit on www.zerowastescotland.org.uk