No Christmas Week Bin Collections in York
3:16pm 28th November 2013
There will be no Christmas week bin collections in York, according to new information this afternoon from the city council.
It means the earliest date for Christmas rubbish in the city to be cleared will be the 30th December.
But collections on both weeks either side of Christmas will be rubbish collections, meaning there will be no recycling collection until the week commencing the 6th January.
There will be an extra collection on Saturday January 4th for those whose rubbish isn't collected on New Year's Day.
York Council is also warning of delays to bin collections due to the amount of rubbish generated over Christmas. It says any rubbish not collected on the normal day will be picked up the day after,
People wanting to recycle Christmas rubbish can put them out in extra open bin bags or are being advised to take them to local recycling centres.
Geoff Derham, Head of Waste and Fleet at City of York Council, said: “Christmas is a time where a lot of waste is generated in a short amount of time and to help reduce the pressure on residents’ bins the council will be collecting rubbish the week before and the week after Christmas. In addition to this the council will be collecting extra recycling after the busy New Year period.
“We urge residents to make full use of their kerbside recycling service, local recycling banks or the recycling facilities at the household waste recycling centres to prevent unnecessary waste going to landfill.”
City centre properties serviced by Friends of St Nicholas Fields recycling service will not receive collections on 25, 26 and 27 December. Affected properties are asked to please put out extra recycling on their next scheduled collection day (separated into open bags or boxes).
Local recycling centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. The sites will be open as usual (during winter opening times) on all other days for people to bring their excess festive rubbish for recycling.
To look up collection dates or receive another collection calendar please visit www.york.gov.uk/refuselookup or call 01904 551551.
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