A robot will be in Nantwich town square this weekend to recycle thousands of old Christmas cards.

The card-chomping robot (pictured) was made by young designers during a workshop at Nantwich Museum.

It will be on the square for a special Recycle Your Christmas Cards event between 10am and midday on Saturday January 7 – the traditional Twelfth Night when all Christmas decorations come down.

Lucinda Hodges, Waste Education Officer for Cheshire East Council, will also be at the event to run a gift box activity session for youngsters.

The robot will be resident in the square for Saturday’s event subject to weather.

Organiser Sarah Egerton, who runs lovenantwich.com, said: “Special thanks to the team and young workshop participants at Nantwich Museum.”

*Please note, Christmas cards with glitter on cannot be recycled.


  1. The event was planned for the first weekend after the 12th night so children could take part. Didn’t realise it was bad luck though – luckily most people can’t wait to take down their cards so hopefully everyone’s year got off to a good start.

  2. 12th Night is the 5th Jan. It is bad luck to have decorations up after this day.

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