Recycling waste at Christmas in Tameside

RESIDENTS are encouraged to manage their waste over Christmas by checking when their bins are due for collection and by recycling as much as possible.

Bins will be emptied as normal on December 23 and Christmas eve (Tuesday, December 24) but there will be NO collections on Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25) or Boxing Day (Thursday, December 26).

If you are due a green (general waste) bin collection on Christmas Day it will take place on Friday, December 27. Black (recycling) and blue (paper) bins will be emptied on Tuesday, December 31.

Green bin collections due on Boxing Day will be moved to Monday, December 30, with black and blue bins empties on Thursday, January 2.

Normal collections will take place on Friday, December 27, Monday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve). However, if you’re due a green bin collection on New Year’s Day (January 1), it will take place on Friday, January 3. Blue and black bins will be collected on Monday, January 6.

Please note there will be NO brown bin collections from Christmas Day until Tuesday, January 7 when the full programme of collections will resume.

Residents are being urged recycle as much waste as possible to help the planet and manage the extra waste created over Christmas.

Use the brown bin for food waste which includes cooked and raw food and the black bin for glass, tins, foil and plastic bottles. The blue bin is for paper and card only. It is not for general packaging so please do not use it for bubble wrap or polystyrene.

Additional cardboard and paper can be left out with the blue bin on collection day. Please ensure loose paper is secured in a clear or labelled bag.

You can leave your real Christmas tree out with your brown bin collection from Tuesday, January 7.

Do not put any electrical items in any of your bins. These should be taken to a recycling centre.

Many supermarkets and shops have collection bins for old batteries.

The household recycling centres at Bayley Street and Ash Road are open (8am to 6pm) every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

For more information visit Recycling or download a free app – search Apple Store or Google Play Store for Tameside Bins.

Residents are asked to park considerately so that bin wagons can access your street.

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