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Don’t have a rubbish Christmas

Christmas rubbish and recycling collections will be collected every day as normal throughout the Christmas and New Year period, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

There will be no rubbish or clinical waste collections on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. This will be collected on the following week (Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January).

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All recycling and garden waste collections that fall on either Christmas Day or Boxing Day will be collected on Saturday 29 December.

Christmas tree composting

From Monday 14 - Friday 25 January there will be a free collection service for real Christmas trees. Residents should place the tree out for collection on the rubbish collection day on the alternate week to your recycling collection. The trees will be collected separately, shredded and composted. Residents do not need to subscribe to the garden waste service for this.

Christmas cards and envelopes

Christmas cards can go in the kerbside recycling collection; they should be placed in the sack for cardboard. White envelopes should go into paper sack, coloured or brown envelopes should go with the cardboard.

Wrapping paper

Most Christmas wrapping paper can be recycled, although we cannot accept paper coated with foil or plastic.  All non shiny paper can go in the paper sack.

Cardboard

Cardboard boxes should be flattened and put into the cardboard recycling sack. Big pieces of cardboard or large amounts can be flattened and bundled together and put out next to the recycling, or taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).

Chocolate and biscuit tins

You can put empty metal chocolate and biscuit tins into the sack for plastic bottles and cans. We cannot recycle plastic biscuit containers.

Additional recycling

Extra recycling that does not fit in your containers can be put it into carrier bags and put out with the rest of your items to be recycled. Please be extra careful with glass and put it in a rigid or sturdy box.

Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Christmas opening hours

The HWRC sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The normal site opening times are 9am to 4pm.

Read more about our waste and recycling collections

Story posted 14 December 2012

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