Ribble Valley Festive Recycling and Refuse Collection

Published Monday, 10 December 2018

Residents 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, 24 December  (Saturday 22), Tuesday 25 (Monday 24), Wednesday 26 (Thursday 27), Thursday 27 (Friday 28), Friday 28 (Saturday 29), Tuesday, 1 January (Wednesday 2), Wednesday 2 (Thursday 3), Thursday 3 (Friday 4), Friday 4 (Saturday 5).

There is no change to collections on Monday, 31 December.

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 don’t forget to recycle your Christmas wrap, cards and packaging.

Christmas trees can 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 including a downloadable guide is available from ribblevalley.gov.uk or 01200 425111.

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
  • 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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