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Ribble Valley Festive Recycling and Refuse Collection

Published Thursday, 10 December 2020

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

The changes are:

Changes to Christmas and New Year collections 2020
Your normal collection day Your revised collection day
Monday 21 December Saturday 19 December
Tuesday 22 December Monday 21 December
Wednesday 23 December Tuesday 22 December
Thursday 24 December Wednesday 23 December
Friday 25 December Thursday 24 December
Friday 1 January Saturday 2 January

There will be blue bin collections the weeks beginning 21 and 28 December, and 4 January.

But there will be no green bin collection the week beginning 28 December.

And there will be no refuse collections at all on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Christmas wrap, cards and packaging can be recycled and put in your white sack for collection on the rearranged date.

Christmas trees should be chopped up and placed inside green bins, or if you are not on the green 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 in Clitheroe and Longridge.

Please put your bins out by 7.30am and park your vehicles considerately, so that refuse collection wagons can access your street and manoeuvre safely.

Further information is available from ribblevalley.gov.uk/festive-bins or 01200 425111.

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas:

  • Britons will eat more than 175million 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 500million extra canned drinks will be consumed over Christmas – recycling one aluminium drink can save enough energy to run a set of Christmas tree lights for two hours
  • Over six million real Christmas trees will be bought in Britain, the majority of which will be thrown away, generating 160,000 tonnes of waste equating to 21 times the weight of the Eiffel Tower
  • The UK will consume over five million jars of mincemeat, 12 million jars of pickles and six million jars of cranberries – recycling the jars can save enough energy to boil the water for 60million cups of tea
  • Over 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper will be thrown away in the UK over Christmas, enough to gift wrap Jersey once or Hyde Park 33 times – wrapping paper can be shredded, recycled and even used to clean windows

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