Wednesday, 2 December 2015
City Council Bin Collection and Other Christmas and New Year Information
Closure of public buildings
Lancaster and Morecambe town halls and the council's housing office on Cable Street, Lancaster will close for Christmas at 3pm on Christmas Eve and re-open at 9am on Tuesday December 29. On New Year's Eve, these buildings will close to members of the public at 3pm and re-open at 9am on Monday, January 4.
Christmas refuse and recycling collections
Don’t forget to check your collections calendar as there will be changes over the Christmas period to your normal waste and recycling collection days. The changes come into force on Saturday December 19 and finish on Saturday January 2.
Normal Collection Day 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
Monday 28 December Monday 28 December
Tuesday 29 December Tuesday 29 December
Wednesday 30 December Wednesday 30 December
Thursday 31 December Thursday 31 December
Friday 1 January Saturday 2 January
If you have misplaced your collection calendar please visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/bins
To help you reduce the mountain of waste generated by Christmas festivities, below are a few simple tips to help you manage your additional waste including glass, cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, Christmas cards and wrapping paper, and not forgetting your food waste.
• Shop smart. Be aware of over packaged goods and recycle what you can.
• Plan your meals, make the most of your freezer and find leftover recipes at www.lovefoodhatewaste.com
• Recycle all your glass bottles/jars, cans, foil, sweet/biscuit tins, plastic bottles, paper and cardboard (including gift wrap and Christmas cards) in your green recycling boxes
• Any unavoidable food waste can be placed in your green wheeled bin or kerbside caddy for composting.
• St Johns Hospice will be collecting real Christmas trees for a small donation to the Hospice please phone 01524 382538 or book online www.sjhospice.org.uk/recycletrees
• Real Christmas trees can otherwise be chopped up and placed in your green wheeled bin.
Charter Market, Lancaster
There will be slight changes to the opening times of Lancaster City Council's Charter Market during the festive period.
As the Charter Market's normal Saturday opening day will fall on Boxing Day, when the market will be closed, an extra market has been arranged for last minute Christmas shoppers on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24).
Assembly Rooms Emporium, Lancaster
The Assembly Rooms Emporium on King Street, Lancaster will be open for business as usual – Tuesday – Saturday but closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Saturday, January 2. Anyone on the look-out for a fancy dress costume with a difference this Christmas will find a wide range of authentic vintage and period costumes and accessories for hire as well as a range of gifts including ornaments, pictures, books, jigsaws and alternative clothing.
Opening times are Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4.30pm and Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm (except Bank Holidays).
The Festival Market will be open every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (9am to 4.30pm) in the lead up to Christmas but closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
For information on the opening times of the council’s sport and leisure facilities including Williamson Park and Salt Ayre Sports Centre, visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/christmas-opening