Christmas recycling all wrapped up
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is urging residents to recycle more and try to waste less during this festive season.
There is no limit to how much you can recycle. Any extra recycling can be put in clear sacks which are available from larger supermarkets and homeware stores. Leave clear sacks and large, flattened cardboard boxes next to your recycling bin.
There are lots of items that can be recycled including cardboard packaging, paper, newspapers and magazines, food tins, drinks cans, aerosols and plastic bottles.
Remember that Christmas wrapping paper cannot be recycled and needs to go into your black waste bin. Try wrapping presents with brown paper instead. It’s recyclable and can look beautiful when decorated.
If you’re unsure about what can and can’t be recycled, visit https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/recycle or call the council on 01256 844844.
Christmas can mean extra rubbish which can’t be recycled, so extra sacks will be collected for the first collection after Christmas only.
If you’re thinking of getting a real tree, you can recycle it at one of a number of drop off points across the borough between Wednesday 2 January and Sunday 27 January.
For more information visit https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/christmas-tree
The council’s Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services and the Environment Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “It’s inevitable that extra rubbish will be created over the festive period. I would ask residents to make sure they’re disposing of their waste and recycling correctly so we can enjoy an eco-friendly start to 2019.”
This year bin collections will be affected over two weeks and, unless adverse weather affects bin rounds, collections should return to normal from Monday 14 January 2019.
Normal collection Revised collection
Tuesday 25 December Thursday 27 December
Wednesday 26 December Friday 28 December
Thursday 27 December Saturday 29 December
Friday 28 December Monday 31 December
Monday 31 December Wednesday 2 January
Tuesday 1 January Thursday 3 January
Wednesday 2 January Friday 4 January
Thursday 3 January Saturday 5 January
Friday 4 January Monday 7 January
Monday 7 January Tuesday 8 January
Tuesday 8 January Wednesday 9 January
Wednesday 9 January Thursday 10 January
Thursday 10 January Friday 11 January
Friday 11 January Saturday 12 January
Check your bin collection day on the website https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/bincollections or call 01256 844844.