Friday, 21 December 2012

Changes to waste collections over the festive season

There are no waste or recycling collections on:
  • Tuesday 25 December – next collection day Saturday 29th December
  • Wednesday 26 December – next collection day Wednesday 2nd January 2013
  • Tuesday 1 January – next collection day Saturday 5th January 2013.
Garden waste and Christmas tree collection
There are no garden waste and Christmas tree collections for 2 weeks from Monday 24 December. Normal fortnightly collections will begin again on Monday 7 January 2013.
Recycling Centres
Usual winter opening times from November to the end of March are:
  • Monday to Friday 8am – 4.15pm
  • Saturday 9am – 3.45pm
  • Sunday 9am – 1pm
Festive closures:
  • Tuesday 25 December       Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December Closed
  • Tuesday 1 January 2013    Closed
Did you know?
The amount of wrapping paper estimated to be thrown away in the UK at Christmas could stretch around the equator nine times or to the moon if each sheet was laid end to end. Every year the UK throws out an estimated 4,500 tonnes of tin foil over the Christmas period. This is enough to cover around 1500 square miles - roughly the size of Suffolk. But wrapping paper (white backed non foil types) greeting cards, gift tags and aluminium foil can be recycled in your green box.
You can make full use of your food waste recycling collections for all food waste including bones. For tips to save money and cut down your food waste this Christmas visit www.lovefoodhatewaste

By Cllr Tim Ball