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Christmas Recycling and Refuse Collection

Published Tuesday, 01 December 2015

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

The changes are:

Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections

 Normal Collection Day

 Christmas & New Year

 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 
 Monday 28 December   No Change 
 Tuesday 29 December No Change 
 Wednesday 30 December No Change 
 Thursday 31 December No Change 
 Friday 1 January 2016  Saturday 2 January 2016

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

Waste paper and cardboard will also be collected on the rearranged refuse collection dates, and residents are reminded to recycle their Christmas wrap, cards and packaging.

Christmas 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 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 refuse collection calendars, ribblevalley.gov.uk or 01200 425111.

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, 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 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 km 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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