Christmas rubbish and recycling dates: INFO

Falmouth Packet: Christmas rubbish and recycling dates: INFO Christmas rubbish and recycling dates: INFO

Christmas waste and recycling will be collected every day as normal throughout the Christmas and New Year period, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

There will be no rubbish or clinical waste collections on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. This will be collected on the following week (Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 January).

All recycling and garden waste collections that fall on either Christmas Day or Boxing Day will be collected on Saturday 28 December.

Collection dates and details

Falmouth Packet:

Post Christmas recycling – what can I recycle and where?

Real Christmas trees will be collected during usual waste collections taking place in the weeks of Monday 6 January and Monday 13 January. Put your tree out for collection on your usual waste collection day, on the alternative week to your recycling collection.

While many high street stores will have charity collection points for Christmas cards for charity, you can also put your cards out for recycling. Cards should be placed in the sack for cardboard. White envelopes should go into paper sack, coloured or brown envelopes should go with the cardboard.

 Most Christmas wrapping paper can be recycled, although not paper coated with foil or plastic. All non shiny paper (without the ribbons, sticky tape or string) can go in the paper sack.

Cardboard boxes should be flattened and put into the cardboard recycling sack. Big pieces of cardboard or large amounts can be flattened and bundled together and put out next to the recycling, or taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).

You can put empty metal chocolate and biscuit tins into the sack for plastic bottles and cans. Plastic containers acn not be recycled

Extra recycling that does not fit in your containers can be put it into carrier bags and put out with the rest of your items to be recycled. Please be extra careful with glass and put it in a rigid or sturdy box.

Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Christmas opening hours.

The HWRC sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The normal site opening times are 9am to 4pm.

Around 30 per cent of domestic waste is compostable and this figure rises over the Christmas period. Compost bins are available from the Council from £16.98 plus £5.49 delivery.

For more details call 0844 571 4444 or visit For more information on waste and recycling collections visit or call 0300 1234 141.


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