Rubbish and recycling update

Collection day changes due to bank holidays

All collections scheduled from 25 December to 9 January will be delayed by a day or two.

Simply enter your postcode/address into the 'postcode search' box on the 'When is my bin day?' to find out more information about your bin collections and download a waste and recycling calendar.

Garden waste will not be collected between 25 December and 8 January.

Normal scheduled collections resume 12 January 2015.

Missed bins between Christmas and New Year

Missed bins between Christmas and New Year should be reported online.

Christmas waste and recycling

You may have extra recycling over this period.

You can use open cardboard boxes and carrier bags in addition to your green recycling bin this festive season. For health and safety reasons, glass must be placed inside your recycling box.

Excess recycling can also be taken to local recycling banks or to your nearest rubbish tip.

All materials will still be recycled; however, you may see glass being mixed with other material, but this will be separated at the reprocessing stage.

Don't forget many of those festive extras can be recycled in your green wheelie bin including biscuit/sweet tins, Christmas cards, wrapping paper and in your black box, glass bottles!

Please think green and recycle as much as possible this festive season.

Christmas tree recycling

Christmas trees and greenery such as holly, ivy and wreaths can be put out as garden waste.

Place your tree in your garden waste bin. Remove pot, decorations, wire etc.

If your tree is too large and your bin lid will not close, please cut it up into manageable pieces so that the lid closes.

Trees can be also be taken to the local tip or recycling centre.

Recycle your real Christmas tree through St Michael's Hospice for a minimum donation of £5 they can collect your tree from your home. For more information go to www.stmichaelshospice.com or call 01424 728 728.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (tips)

Find the opening times of the local household and recycling centres.

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