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Dates for Cornwall bin collections over Christmas

Dates for Cornwall bin collections over Christmas

Published by Emma Carton at 8:45am 19th December 2019. (Updated at 9:04am 19th December 2019)

Written by Local Democracy Reporter, Richard Whitehouse

With Christmas Day not far away you may already have your presents wrapped – but do you know what can be recycled?

Rubbish collections also shift slightly over the Christmas holiday with no collections being carried out on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

If your rubbish would normally be collected on Christmas Day, Wednesday, then it will be collected on New Year's Day, January 1st.

And if your recycling was due to be collected on Christmas Day then instead it will be collected this Saturday, December 21st.

Similarly anyone due a garden waste collection on Christmas Day will be able to put it out for collection this Saturday, December 21st.

For collections due on Boxing Day, rubbish will be collected on Thursday January 2;  and recycling and garden waste on Saturday, December 28th.

All other collections will remain the same over the Christmas and new year period. 

However Cornwall Council says that some collections may be earlier or later than normal and advises that all rubbish and recycling is put out by 7am on the day of collection.

So, what about all the waste and rubbish which accumulates over Christmas and new year, and what can be recycled?

Christmas trees will be collected by the council during the week of January 6th to 13th - place them near your rubbish on the opposite week to your recycling collection. They will be shredded and composted.

To get rid of your Christmas cards Cornwall Council says there are some charity collections available but they can also be placed in your cardboard sack for recycling.

Envelopes can also be recycled – white ones should go in your paper sack while coloured or brown envelopes should be put in your cardboard sack.

Any wrapping paper which is not covered in foil or plastic can also be recycled - put all non-shiny paper in the paper recycling sack and make sure to remove any sticky tape, string or ribbons.

To check if your wrapping paper is suitable for recycling simply carry out the scrunch test - screw a piece of paper up in the palm of your hand, if it stays scrunched you can recycle it, if it unfolds itself you can't.

And remember you can also recycle those mince pie cases, foil sweet wrappers and the foil used to cover your turkey – just place all clean foil in the plastic and tins sack.

If you have extra waste for recycling but can't wait for your recycling collection then take it along to your local household waste recycling centre - these will be open every day from 9am to 4pm apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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