Christmas holiday changes for Hardwicke rubbish and recycling collections

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By Bodger21 | Friday, December 14, 2012, 17:45

by Ben_Falconer

Residents in the Stroud district are being reminded that the Christmas and New Year bank holidays may mean changes to their recycling and rubbish collection dates over the festive period.

The following changes will apply:

If your normal collection date falls on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25), it will be collected a day earlier on Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24).

If your normal collection date falls on Boxing Day (Wednesday, December 26), it will be collected a day later on Thursday, December 27.

If your normal collection date falls on Thursday, December 27, it will be collected on Friday, December 28.

If your normal collection date falls on Friday, December 28, it will be collected on Saturday, December 29.

If your normal collection date falls on New Year's Day (Tuesday, January 10, it will be collected a day earlier on New Year's Eve (Monday, December 31).

These changes are also highlighted on residents' recycling calendars and are available on the council's website.

Councillor Simon Pickering, executive member for environment for Stroud District Council, said: "This will be the first Christmas and New Year period under the new recycling arrangements that came in this summer.

"At this time of year, the amount of waste going to landfill traditionally goes up, but this year this figure could go down as the new scheme allows more materials to be recycled."

"Under the new scheme residents can recycle plastic packaging, cardboard and drinks cartons.

"Additionally, larger amounts of glass, cans and plastic bottles can be put out for recycling in the big green wheelie-bins and recycling bags.

"Recycling is now an efficient and expanding business in the UK.

"Within 12 weeks the cans or bottles put out for recycling will be back on British shop shelves as new drinks cans or bottles - saving resources and energy and creating jobs in the UK."

Councillor Pickering added: "Sadly though, we cannot recycle wrapping paper, as this tends to be a lower grade of paper, frequently with metallic or plastic elements.

"We will, however, continue to look for outlets that would enable this material to be recycled in future years, but if you unwrap your presents carefully you can always save it to re-use next year."

As well as the fortnightly recycling collections from homes, seven recycling sites are also available across the district.

At these sites, as well as the materials which are recycled at home, residents can recycle clothes, books, DVDs, CDs videos and low-energy lightbulbs.

For further information visit the Stroud District Council website.



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