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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Christmas Recycling and Refuse Collection

Published Monday 9th December 13

Residents in Ribble Valley are advised of changes to recycling and refuse collection over the festive period.

The changes are:

Normal collection date (rearranged date) - December 23 (21), 24 (23), 25 (24), 26 (27), 27 (28), January 1 (2), 2 (3), 3 (4).

Christmas bin collection changes
Normal bin collection day Christmas bin collection day New Year bin collection day
 Monday Saturday 21 December 2013
Monday 30 December 2013
 Tuesday Monday 23 December
Tuesday 31 December 2013
 Wednesday Tuesday 24 December 2013
Thursday 2 January 2014
 Thursday Friday 27 December 2013
Friday 3 January 2014
 Friday Saturday 28 December 2013
Saturday 4 January 2014

Alternatively use the Bin collection day search and enter your post code or street address to find out your recycling and refuse collection date.

There will be no refuse collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, and no green waste collection during the week beginning Monday 23 December.

Refuse will be collected as normal during the weeks beginning 16 December 2013 and 6 January 2014.

Christmas trees will be collected from the week beginning Monday 6 January 2014. Trees should be chopped up and placed inside green bins, or for households not on the green wheeled bin service tied up and left with burgundy bins or lilac sacks.

Christmas wrap, cards and cardboard can be left with white sacks, although there will be no white sack collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Other Christmas waste can be taken to the Henthorn Household Waste Recycling Centre in Clitheroe and the Chapel Hill Household Waste Recycling Centre in Longridge.

For more information see Christmas bin collection dates and Christmas recycling.

I'm dreaming of a green Christmas:

  • Over Christmas, Britons will eat more than 175 million mince pies. Their foil cases can be recycled.
  • More than 19,000 tonnes of turkey will be consumed over Christmas, much of it packaged in recyclable foil trays.
  • Over five million extra canned drinks will be consumed over Christmas. Recycling one aluminium drink can saves enough energy to  run a set of Christmas tree lights for two hours.
  • Over eight million real Christmas trees will be bought in Britain over Christmas, the majority of which will be thrown away, generating 160,000 tonnes of waste equating to 21 times the weight of the Eiffel Tower.
  • An estimated 500 tonnes of Christmas tree lights are discarded in the UK every Christmas, but all waste electrical equipment can be recycled at household waste recycling centres.
  • The UK will consume 5.5 million jars of mincemeat, 12 million jars of pickles and 6.5 million jars of cranberries. Recycling the jars would save enough energy to boil the water for 60 million cups of tea.
  • Over 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper will be thrown away in the UK over Christmas, enough to cover Hyde Park 33 times. Wrapping paper can be shredded, recycled and even used to clean windows.