Top tips for Christmas rubbish

“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid.”

Paul Young famously sang those lyrics at the start of Band Aid in 1984, but they also relate to how we manage our waste and rubbish over the festive period.

Collections are not being staged on December 26 or 27 this year, in line with the usual practice that sees Christmas Day, Boxing Day or the equivalent bank holidays not worked by our refuse collections (in recognition of the fact they work all other public holidays).

This means that people with collections on the affected days will miss a weekly household rubbish cycle – which leads to concerns about what to do with waste their households generate.

But as with the Band Aid lyric, there is no need to be afraid if you consider these top tips:

Merry Christmas to one and all!

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