Have a green Christmas and win

RECYCLE your Christmas waste this year and you could be in with winning prizes.

Northumberland County Council has put a variety of arrangments in place to help residents deal with excess waste over the festive period.

And cash and other prizes are up for grabs if certain items are recycled.

Two competitions will be running across the county.

In the first residents can recycle bathroom goods such as aerosols and hard plastic bottles.

To take part in the scheme register at www.northumberland.gov.uk and a welcome pack which includes stickers to put on products before recycling them from now until June next year.

Each month a winner will be chosen to receive a prize with the total value of awards worth around £2,000.

The second competition is in relation to recycling waste electricals and electronic equipment which is collected for recycling and reuse.

Anyone who takes their items to the household recoverd centres in Decmeber and January will receive a scratchcard, while stocks last.

Winners will receive one of 20 £20 gift vouchers or one of five £200 holiday vouchers.

For more information visit www.northumberland.gov.uk