Fes­tive rub­bish col­lec­tion dates

Dis­pose of Christ­mas waste prop­erly

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

WHAT do we get a lot of at Christ­mas? Rub­bish!

The fes­tive sea­son gen­er­ates tonnes of ex­tra waste, from wrap­ping pa­per and card­board pack­ag­ing to sprout leaves and potato peel­ings – not to men­tion the all im­por­tant tree, the cen­tre­piece of the room un­til Twelfth Night, and then po­ten­tially a pain to get rid of.

But if you are dream­ing of a white Christ­mas, make sure it has a green tinge by re­cy­cling as much as pos­si­ble, and that in­cludes the tree.

Chop it into lengths of 3ft or less and put th­ese into your gar­den waste re­cy­cling bag.

If you live in the bor­ough of Hilling­don there is no ex­cuse for not mak­ing sure pretty much all the Christ­mas ‘leftovers’ get re­cy­cled too.

Wrap­ping pa­per, pack­ag­ing and Christ­mas cards can be placed in the clear plas­tic sacks along with all those beer cans and glass bot­tles.

Kitchen waste such as peel­ings go into the caddy, in a biodegrad­able corn starch bag sup­plied with the kit that in­cludes a ‘fox­proof ’ lock­able bin, in case you need to place a bag­ful or more out­side for a time. Usual date first, fol­lowed by sub­sti­tute date

Mon­day, De­cem­ber 22 – Mon­day, De­cem­ber 22

Tues­day, De­cem­ber 23 – Tues­day, De­cem­ber 23

Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 24 – Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 24

Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 25 – Tues­day, Jan­uary 30

Even left­over turkey and cooked meats and fish can be in­cluded, which some coun­cils’ com­post­ing ser­vices re­ject.

The coun­cil says there is still time to get the kitchen waste kit de­liv­ered be­fore Christ­mas if you get a move on.

Tex­tile re­cy­cling, in­tro­duced this year by Hilling­don Coun­cil us­ing the ‘pur­ple bag’ sys­tem, might come in handy if you re­ceived one of ‘those jumpers’ on Christ­mas morn­ing.

And ev­ery­thing else goes into a black bag for gen­eral waste col­lec­tion – land­fill – so keep­ing it to a min­i­mum is the key.

As ev­ery year, Christ­mas and New Year col­lec­tion times vary slightly for some peo­ple,

Fri­day, De­cem­ber 26 – Fri­day, Jan­uary 2

Mon­day, De­cem­ber 29 – Mon­day, De­cem­ber 29

Tues­day, De­cem­ber 30 – Tues­day, Jan­uary 6

Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 31 – Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 31

Thurs­day, Jan­uary 1 – Thurs­day, Jan­uary 8

Fri­day, Jan­uary 2 – Fri­day, Jan­uary 2

de­pend­ing on their nor­mal col­lec­tion day.

Check the ta­ble above for the usual day (on the left) and the sub­sti­tute day, if any, on the right.

Leave your rub­bish out for col­lec­tion by 6am on the re­vised col­lec­tion day, but not overnight, par­tic­u­larly if there is food waste in the black bag.

Leave your rub­bish near your front gate, but not on the pave­ment.

Place your food bin with your gar­den waste at your prop­erty bound­ary for col­lec­tion.

Leave the tex­tile re­cy­cling tied up ready with your other dry re­cy­cling.

For queries or more in­for­ma­tion, and to or­der a kitchen waste re­cy­cling set, call the coun­cil’s con­tact cen­tre on 01895 556 000.

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