Saturday, February 24, 2018

Council issues dates for waste and recycling collection over Christmas

Monmouthshire County Council has published its timetable for collection of waste and recycling over Christmas and the New Year.

No collections will take place on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Year’s Day.  Consequently, all collections during the week starting Monday 25th December will take place two days later than usual and collections during the week starting Monday 1st January will take place one day later as shown in the table below. Trade waste collections will also be affected as shown in the table. Residents are asked to ensure that all waste is placed out before 7am for collection.

Residents can check their collection days by visiting the Local Info page of the council’s website: http://maps.monmouthshire.gov.uk/.  In addition, advice on reducing the amount of waste produced at Christmas time can be found by visiting www.recycleforwales.org.uk/.

Christmas time leads to more waste generation so the council has agreed that residents can put out one extra bag of household waste for their collection after Christmas Day from 27th December to 6th January.  There is no limit to the amount of recycling that can be left out for collection.

Festive wrapping paper can be recycled in red bags provided it’s not made from foil, plastic or glitter wrap.  Christmas cards can be recycled in red bags too, but alternately residents may consider offering them to charity shops that recycle them to raise funds.

Real Christmas trees (up to six foot tall) may be left for collection on the kerbside and recycled with food or garden waste – this applies even if residents do not have a brown garden waste bag.  Trees taller than six foot should be cut to a manageable size and left for collection or taken to a local household waste recycling centre.

Opening times for the council’s household waste recycling centres over the Christmas and New Year period are:

Councillor Bryan Jones, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for waste and recycling said: “I’d like to wish the county’s communities a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I warmly thank them for their impressive recycling efforts during 2017.”

Source: http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/2017/12/28/dates-for-waste-and-recycling-collection-over-christmas (Thu Dec 28th 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
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