Waste and recycling dates as the decorations come down
Time for the Christmas decorations to come down? Why not take advantage of the council's doorstep recycling services.
Wrapping paper, Christmas cards and envelopes, drinks cans, glass bottles, jars, juice cartons and plastic bottles can all be placed in recycling sacks – but metallic 'foil' style wrapping paper should not be added.
Residents in blocks of flats, who do not have an individual doorstep refuse collection can place recyclable items in the communal recycling banks that are on housing estates.
Christmas tree recycling
Trees will be collected on scheduled refuse and recycling collection days between Friday 4 January and Friday 18 January 2019.
Households receiving individual dustbin/sack based waste collection services will have their Christmas trees collected on the same day as their rubbish and clear recycling sacks. However, the collection will not occur at the same time as a different collection vehicle is used for the trees to ensure that they are kept separate for composting.
Where to leave your Christmas tree
If you have a front garden - Place your tree alongside your dustbins and recycling sacks inside your garden.
If you do not have a front garden - Place your tree on the pavement directly in front of your home if your front door opens directly onto it. However, do not do this before 6.30pm on the day before the collection is due.
Christmas tree dumping
Leaving Christmas trees on the pavement in contravention of the above advice is fly-tipping. This is a criminal offence which may result in a fine or prosecution.
Rubbish and recycling collections over the Christmas period
There are some changes to rubbish and recycling collections over the Christmas period. No collections will take place on Christmas Day or New Year's Day, so collections will be one day later than normal.
|Normal Collection Date||Revised Collection Date|
|Monday 24 December 2018||Monday 24 December 2018|
|Tuesday 25 December 2018||Wednesday 26 December 2018|
|Wednesday 26 December 2018||Thursday 27 December 2018|
|Thursday 27 December 2018||Friday 28 December 2018|
|Friday 28 December 2018||Saturday 29 December 2018|
|Monday 31 December 2018||Monday 31 December 2018|
|Tuesday 1 January 2019||Wednesday 2 January 2019|
|Wednesday 2 January 2019||Thursday 3 January 2019|
|Thursday 3 January 2019||Friday 4 January 2019|
|Friday 4 January 2019||Saturday 5 January 2019|
Leftover food cannot be recycled and should be put in with normal rubbish. For tips on how to avoid wasting excess food go to www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.
January 1, 2019