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Collections and Recycling Centres over Christmas and New Year

23rd December 2022 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Webteam
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Kerbside Recycling & Waste Collections

This year there will only be one collection day change to the normal recycling and waste collection service. If you receive a collection of waste or recycling on a Monday, please be aware that collections on Monday, 26 December 2022 are moving to Saturday, 24 December 2022. All other collection dates remain the same.

New annual collection calendars, which include Christmas collection information are being delivered to residents by Royal Mail. There are delays to the deliveries due to ongoing industrial action, but assurance has been given that residents will receive their calendars.

Garden waste collections will be suspended for 12 weeks commencing Monday 5 December 2022 and resuming on Monday 27 February 2023. Subscriptions can now be made for 2023 garden waste collections.

Real Christmas trees can be taken for reuse to the following sites any time during January 2023:

* Hooton Golf Club Chester Road, Hooton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 1QF
* Whitby Park Stanney Lance Ellesmere Port, CH65 9 AQ
* Stanney Fields Park Hinderton Road, Neston, CH64 9PE
* Westminster Park Hough Green, Chester, CH4 8JW
* Marbury Park, Marbury Lane, CW9 6AP
* Castle Park Fountain Lane, Frodsham, WA6 6SA
* Knights Grange Sports Complex Winsford, CW7 2PT

Signage will be at all sites to advise where to place the Christmas trees, which will be chipped and used as mulch on existing shrub-beds throughout the borough by the Council's StreetCare Service. The trees will need to be delivered with no decorations or lights on them.

Ed: If you prefer to have your Christmas tree collected for disposal see the offer in our article on 1st December

Kerbside Recycling collections

Glitter free Christmas cards, envelopes and non-metallic wrapping paper can all be recycled in the blue lidded recycling bin or green box. Cardboard boxes should be flattened to fit inside with any plastic and polystyrene removed. Larger boxes can either be ripped up into smaller pieces and placed into the blue lidded bin or green recycling box or taken to a local HWRC.(see below) Any extra recycling, including food waste, can be placed out for collection next to recycling containers in suitable, clearly labelled containers, such as a carrier bag or a plastic storage box. These will be returned after emptying.

Adverse weather

Snow and ice over the festive period can make collections difficult. While the majority of major roads often remain accessible, road and footway conditions on minor roads, housing estates and in rural areas can often become poor, making it difficult for large HGV collection vehicles and their crews to carry out work safely. Although every effort will always be made to access properties on their scheduled collection day, the safety of those collecting and the wider public is always the most important thing. If adverse weather has an impact on collections, householders should:

* continue to place wheel bins, boxes and bags out for collection on the scheduled day

*leave any uncollected containers out where a road, street or property is not collected on its scheduled collection day as every effort will then be made to return and collect these at the earliest opportunity

Household Waste Recycling Centres over Christmas and New Year

For details of each site see the accompanying poster. Click on it to enlarge.

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