One child's letter to Santa will be published in the newspaper as part of a Christmas competition.

The Observer has teamed up with Watford Borough Council and Veolia for the #NiceRecyclersList competition.

Veolia is asking children to write a letter to Santa to tell him about their recycling deeds for the year, the ways they’ve positively contributed to the environment, and how they'll help to protect the future of our planet.

All letters will be shared with Santa, but the most inspiring one will also feature in the Observer in both print and online.

Darren Harding, Veolia senior contract manager, said: "Our crews see lots of little recyclers during their daily rounds, all of which have enthusiastically put out their recycling bins for collection every week.

"We want to ensure that Santa knows how sustainable Watford children are, so they can be added to the #NiceRecyclersList this year.

"We look forward to receiving the letters, where children can put in their own words how much they love recycling and tell Santa all about their wishes for a better environment.

"We hope this indoors activity will help spread some Christmas cheer, and we wish everyone in Watford a safe and Merry Christmas."

To enter the competition, parents are asked to tweet a picture of their child's letter to @VeoliaUK and @watfordcouncil with #NiceRecyclersList.

They should also include the child’s name, age and the area they live. The competition will run until December 11

For more information and to learn more about what it takes to be on the #NiceRecyclersList visit