Bin changes over Christmas period

Out in all weathers: South Ribble Council bin collectors have braved the elements over the years at Christmas time, and are set to do the same this year. Will it snow?
Out in all weathers: South Ribble Council bin collectors have braved the elements over the years at Christmas time, and are set to do the same this year. Will it snow?
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The council has announced some changes to bin collections over the Christmas and New Year period, meaning that some households will miss a recycling day.

Everything from toy packaging and Christmas cards to leftover mince pies and sprouts can be put in recycling bins and boxes, which in some cases will have to wait a little longer to be collected.

Food waste collections, launched by South Ribble Council last year, mean that all types of food waste can now be placed brown bins alongside garden waste (or the green caddy for those who don’t have a brown bin).

Cardboard packaging from toys and games can be put in the green box, and Christmas chocolate tins and jars can go in the blue bin (or green box for those who do not have one).

Christmas trees can also be recycled by being chopped up and put in the brown bin for composting.

Here are the changes for the Christmas week:

- Grey bins normally due for collection next Tuesday, which falls on Christmas Day, will be collected on Thursday, December 27.

- Grey bins normally due for collection next Wednesday, which falls on Boxing Day, will be collected on Friday, December 28.

These are the changes for New Year period:

- Grey bins normally due for collection on Tuesday, January 1, which is New Year’s Day, should be put out a day later for collection on Wednesday, January 2.

- Households which usually have a recycling collection on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day will miss a collection.

There should be enough capacity in the blue bins to cope, but extra paper or cardboard can be taken to the temporary recycling centre on the Lancashire Business Park, Centurion Way, Farington (open daily 8am-5pm), up until December 31.

The refurbished recycling centre on Flensburg Way will open on January 4 (see Page 2).