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Ribble Valley Festive Recycling and Refuse Collection

Published Wednesday, 11 December 2019

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

The changes are: scheduled collection date (rearranged date) – Monday, December 23 (Saturday 21), Tuesday 24 (Monday 23), Wednesday 25 (Tuesday 24), Thursday 26 (Friday 27), Friday 27 (Saturday 28), Wednesday, January 1 (Thursday 2), Thursday 2 (Friday 3), Friday 3 (Saturday 4).

There is no change to collections on December 30 and 31.

There will be no refuse collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Waste paper and cardboard will be collected on the rearranged refuse collection dates, so don’t forget to recycle your Christmas wrap, cards and packaging.

Christmas trees should be chopped up and placed inside green bins, or if you are not on the green wheeled bin service tied up and left with burgundy bins or lilac sacks on green waste collection week. They can also be taken to the household waste recycling centres at Henthorn, Clitheroe, or Chapel Hill, Longridge.

Further information is available from at Bin Collection Days or 01200 425111.

  • Longridge Rotary Club is collecting Christmas trees on January 11 and 12 for a small fee in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, North West Air Ambulance and other charities. Further details are available from

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas:

  • Britons will eat more than 175 million mince pies this Christmas – 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
  • 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 will save enough energy to boil 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


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