Christmas and New Year waste and recycling information
Christmas waste and recycling 2014
Waste and recycling collection changes
|Normal collection day||Your collection day will be|
|Monday 22 December||Monday 22 December|
|Tuesday 23 December||Tuesday 23 December|
|Wednesday 24 December||Wednesday 24 December|
|Thursday 25 December||Sunday 28 December|
|Friday 26 December||Monday 29 December|
|Monday 29 December||Tuesday 30 December|
|Tuesday 30 December||Wednesday 31 December|
|Wednesday 31 December||Friday 2 January|
|Thursday 1 January||Saturday 3 January|
|Friday 2 January||Mon 5 January|
|Monday 5 January||Tuesday 6 January|
|Tuesday 6 January||Wednesday 7 January|
|Wednesday 7 January||Thursday 8 January|
|Thursday 8 January||Friday 9 January|
|Friday 9 January||Saturday 10 January|
|Monday 12 January onwards||Normal collection days|
Real Christmas tree recycling
If you receive a garden recycling collection and would like us to collect and compost your Christmas Tree, please put it out for collection with your garden waste on your usual collection day. Please remove all decorations, pots and turf from your tree as these cannot be recycled. If your tree is taller than 6ft, please take it to one of the parks listed below, or cut into smaller pieces as it cannot be collected otherwise.
Until Sunday 11 January 2015 trees can also be taken to: Pymmes Park, Bush Hill Park, Bury Lodge Gardens, Town Park, Jubilee Park, Albany Park, Arnos Park, Durants Park, Broomfield Park, Tottenhall Sports Ground, Oakwood Park, Grovelands Park and Trent Park. Trees to be left inside park gate for collection by park staff.
Trees can be taken to Barrowell Green Recycling Centre after this date.
Recycle more at Christmas
Items such as greeting cards and envelopes, empty gift boxes (remove all packaging), drink bottles and food jars, wrapping paper (paper based only), food tins and soft drink cans, sweet tins, biscuit tubs and other plastic food packaging are all perfect for recycling and should be put into your bin or sack for collection. Unfortunately tree lights, decorations and plastic trees cannot be recycled. Why not be really green and use them again next year or if in good condition take to your local charity shop?
Barrowell Green Recycling Centre opening hours
Mon 22 December: Closed as normal
Tues 23 December: Open as normal - 8am to 4pm
Wed 24 December: Open as normal - 8am to 4pm
Thurs 25 December: Closed
Fri 26 December: Closed
Sat 27 December: Open as normal - 8am to 4pm
Sun 28 December: Open as normal - 8am to 4pm
Mon 29 December: Closed as normal
Tues 30 December: Open as normal - 8am to 4pm
Wed 31 December: Open as normal - 8am to 4pm
Thurs 1 January: Closed
Fri 2 January: Open as normal - 8am to 4pm
This page was last updated on 16-Dec-2014.