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Ho Ho Go for Christmas waste collection

Published Wednesday, 05 December 2012

Enfield Council is issuing guideline so residents know when their refuse and recycling collections will be taking place over Christmas and the New Year and giving them a few pointers about disposing of unwanted Christmas trees.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Our refuse and recycling crews will be working hard over Christmas and the New Year to deliver a first rate service to residents and remove the extra material Christmas invariably creates.

"I'd urge residents to do all they can to enjoy a green Christmas by recycling as much as they can, whether its bottles, cans left over food or recyclable packaging, that way we can divert it from landfill and make sure we minimise the amount the council has to fork out in expensive lad fill taxes."  

The Council's refuse and recycling collection teams will out over the Christmas period as usual and Barrowell Green Recycling Centre will be open for most of the holidays, closing only on December 24, 25, 26 and 31 and January 1.

Residents receiving a garden recycling collection should put their tree out for collection with their garden waste on their usual collection day, removing all decorations, pots and turf from the tree as these cannot be recycled. If the tree is taller than 6ft please take it to one of the parks listed below or cut it into smaller pieces as it cannot be collected otherwise.

Until 11 January 2013 trees can also be taken to: Barrowell Green Recycling Centre, Bury Lodge Depot, Enfield Playing Fields, Forty Hall or Albany, Broomfield, Bush Hill, Durants, Grovelands, Jubilee, Oakwood, Pymmes, Town or Trent parks although trees can be taken to Barrowell Green after this date.

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