O come, all ye faithful recyclers

The countdown to Christmas has started, and Huntingdonshire District Council would like to encourage you all to keep the party going by remembering to recycle over the festive period. We are recycling more at home than ever before, which is great, and we don’t want it to be forgotten about during the festivities.

Christmas means more waste to dispose of (well… not just that!)

Christmas is a time for entertaining, which means we all have more waste to dispose of. In Huntingdonshire, we are fortunate to be able to recycle a wide range of materials within the blue bins or clear sacks, which helps us all to recycle more this Christmas. Remember to recycle all of your Christmas cards, wrapping paper (paper type only), sweet tins, and the plastic packaging from your gifts within your recycling bin. Don’t forget that all food waste, including your turkey carcass, vegetable peelings and any leftovers can be placed in your garden waste bin for composting.

New dates for collection

Collections of all waste types will continue throughout the festive period, but your day of collection will change for a few weeks. Collection arrangements are below and you can also download your collection calendar from www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/bins

Normal Change to
Monday 23 Dec Normal
Tuesday 24 Dec Normal
Wednesday 25 Dec Friday 27 Dec
Thursday 26 Dec Saturday 28 Dec
Friday 27 Dec Monday 30 Dec
Monday 30 Dec Tuesday 31 Dec
Tuesday 31 Dec Thursday 2 Jan
Wednesday 1 Jan Friday 3 Jan
Thursday 2 Jan Saturday 4 Jan
Friday 3 Jan Monday 6 Jan
Monday 6 Jan Tuesday 7 Jan
Tuesday 7 Jan Wednesday 8 Jan
Wednesday 8 Jan Thursday 9 Jan
Thursday 9 Jan Friday 10 Jan
Friday 10 Jan Saturday 11 Jan

When the festivities are over, recycling continues and here are a few top tips for a green 2014

Many unwanted materials can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Alconbury 9am – 4pm
Bluntisham 8am – 4pm
St Neots 8am – 6pm
NB. Sites close at 1pm on Christmas Eve, and are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Find your nearest at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/environment/recycling

Recycling Banks for clothes, textiles, DVD’s, CD’s and books are located throughout the district. Find your local bank at www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/recyclingcentres

Avoid your blue bin being rejected for collection by keeping out black sacks and textiles

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