Christmas rubbish and recycling collections - the details

Falmouth Packet: Christmas rubbish and recycling collections - the details Christmas rubbish and recycling collections - the details

Cornwall Council has announced the plan for Christmas rubbish and recycling collections.

These will take place 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 either of these days - instead it will be collected on the following week, Wednesday, January 1 and Thursday, January 2.

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

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

Christmas cards can be put out for recycling 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 any coated with foil or plastic cannot be accepted. All non shiny paper, without the ribbons, sticky tape or string, can go in the paper sack.

Empty metal chocolate and biscuit tins can be put into the sack for plastic bottles and cans. Plastic containers cannot be recycled.

Extra recycling that does not fit in containers can be put into carrier bags and left out with the rest of your items to be recycled.

Household waste recycling centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The normal site opening times are 9am to 4pm.

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