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Christmas Recycling and Refuse Collection

Published Tuesday, 20 December 2016

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

Refuse will be collected a day later than normal: Scheduled collection date (rearranged date) – Monday, 26 December (Tuesday 27), Tuesday 27 (Wednesday 28), Wednesday 28 (Thursday 29), Thursday 29 (Friday 30), Friday 30 (Saturday 31).

Collections will resume as normal on Monday, January 2.

There will be no green bin collections until the week beginning Monday 16 January. Additional blue bin collections will take place over the Christmas and New Year period.

Use the bin collection search to find out about your bin collections.

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 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 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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