Don’t have a rubbish Christmas
Last updated: 14/12/2012
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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).
All recycling and garden waste collections that fall on either
Christmas Day or Boxing Day will be collected on Saturday 29
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.
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 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
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
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
Story posted 14 December 2012