Sunday, June 24, 2018

Waste collections in Gwynedd this Christmas

Two days over the festive period is the only time of year when some areas of the county don’t receive the usual waste and recycling collection service, and the Council has written to all affected households to explain the arrangements for this Christmas.

;This year, the households affected are those that have collections on either of the two national holidays – Christmas Day (Monday, 25 December) and Boxing Day (Tuesday, 26 December).

;The Council appreciates that this can cause a nuisance to those who would normally have their residual waste bins (the green wheelie bin or black bags) emptied on a Monday or Tuesday. That is why the Council has put special arrangements in place to collect the residual waste in the days following Christmas.

;For these households, there are no collections on 25 and 26 December 2017. Those of you that will miss a collection here are the arrangements:

- ; ; ; ; ; ; Waste (green bin) Monday, 25 December 2017 - Collecting on Wednesday, 27 December 2017

- ; ; ; ; ; ; Waste (green bin) Tuesday, 26 December 2017 - ; Collecting on Thursday, 28 December 2017

- ; ; ; ; ; ; Re-cycling and food waste Monday, 25 December 2017 - Double collection, Monday, 1 January 2018

- ; ; ; ; ; ; Re-cycling and food waste Tuesday, 26 December 2017 - Double collection on Tuesday, 2 January 2018

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Although it’s a bank holiday, there will be normal collections for everyone on Monday, 1 January 2018.

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For those families who may find it hard to cope with extra waste generated over the festive period, the Council would urge them to use the recycling banks and recycling centres located in locations across the county.

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Gwynedd Council’s network of recycling centres will be open longer over Christmas to help residents dispose of their additional seasonal rubbish conveniently and with minimum fuss.

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Councillor Gareth Griffith, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Municipal matters said: “As a Council, we appreciate that the excesses of Christmas usually mean that we all produce extra rubbish over the festive period. We are therefore urging residents to make full use of the Council’s recycling centres and community recycling banks.

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“We have seen in the past that our recycling centres can get very busy in the days following Christmas. That’s why, to try to ensure a stress-free visit, we have arranged for a number of our centres to be open for an extended period from 27 to 30 December.

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“So remember that you don’t need to rush down to the recycling centre first thing on 27 December, and that the centres will be open as usual from 2 January.&;

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For full details about where your nearest recycling centre is located, what the centres accept and the regular opening hours, visit www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/recycling

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Source: https://www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/en/Council/News/Press-releases/Rhagfyr-2017/Waste-collections-in-Gwynedd-this-Christmas.aspx (Tue Dec 19th 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

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