Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas refuse and recycling collections

Don’t forget to check your collections calendar as there will be changes to refuse and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

From Monday 26th December to Friday 6th January, all collections will be one day later than usual.

Christmas 2011

• Normal collection day: Monday December 26   Will be collected on: Tuesday December 27
• Normal collection day: Tuesday December 27   Will be collected on: Wednesday December 28
• Normal collection day: Wednesday December 28   Will be collected on: Thursday December 29
• Normal collection day: Thursday December 29   Will be collected on: Friday December 30
• Normal collection day: Friday December 30    Will be collected on: Saturday December 31

New Year 2012

• Normal collection day: Monday January 2    Will be collected on: Tuesday January 3
• Normal collection day: Tuesday January 3    Will be collected on: Wednesday January 4
• Normal collection day: Wednesday January 4  Will be collected on: Thursday January 5
• Normal collection day: Thursday January 5    Will be collected on: Friday January 6
• Normal collection day: Friday January 6    Will be collected on: Saturday January 7
Remember to recycle as much as possible this festive season.  Most of the additional waste generated at Christmas can be recycled including glass, cans, plastic bottles, Christmas cards and wrapping paper, and not forgetting your food waste.

Although no additional recycling service will be provided, Lancaster City Council will always collect extra recyclables put out for collection.  Additional paper, card, cans and plastic bottles can be put out in separate, clearly labelled carrier bags, but please ensure all glass is inside a recycling box.

If you need a collection calendar please visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/bins or phone customer services on 01524 582491.

Christmas trees can be recycled at Keer Bridge or Salt Ayre Household Waste Recycling Centres, or can be cut down to fit into your green garden bin. 

Alternatively, St John’s Hospice will once again be collecting recycling Christmas trees during the weekend of 7 and 8 January, in exchange for a donation of £5 to the charity.  Collections must be booked in advance.  For more information visit www.sjhospice.org.uk or telephone 01524 382538.

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