Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Refuse and recycling over the Christmas break

In the run up to Christmas, there are lots of things to plan and get excited for; and as our services change for the Christmas period, we want to give you a helping hand in remembering your revised waste and recycling collection days. 

You will have seen this year's Christmas revised collections sticker appear on your bin which let you know when we will be collecting over Christmas. The revised dates may be slightly before when you would normally present your bins, so make sure to have a look and know your collection dates to avoid missing out.  

If you subscribe to our Garden Waste subscription service, your brown bin will not be emptied during this time but we will be back as usual in January. And don't forget, if you're putting up a real Christmas tree this year, once it’s time to take it down you can chop it up and place it in your brown bin to be collected.

If you haven't signed up for the Garden Waste collection subscription, there is still time to do so at https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/refuse-recycling/garden-waste-collections.aspx.

Alternatively you can take your tree to a local household waste recycling centre. For more details visit https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/refuse-recycling.aspx.

For a full list of what you can recycle after the Christmas period, visit what goes in my https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/refuse-recycling/what-goes-in-my-bins-bags-and-boxes.aspx.

Councillor Kevin Wilkie, portfolio holder for Street Scene, said: "Every year, Christmas is a time where we all dispose of more waste than usual. It is important we are aware of the change in collection dates and recycle as much as possible to help to protect the environment."