No, we are not asking you to re-use last year’s Christmas but we are asking you to continue to be aware of recycling throughout the period. The Borough Council has offered the following guidance about changes to collections over the period:
To enable everyone to recycle all their glass, cans, foil, paper and cardboard and textiles over the festive season plastic and garden waste collections will be replaced over the Christmas holiday period by three consecutive blue recycling weeks.
The three consecutive BLUE recycling weeks over the seasonal period will run from 15 December until 3 January, instead of alternating between BLUE and GREEN weeks as usual.
This means that the GREEN week that would normally fall on Christmas week will be replaced with a BLUE week, as shown on your recycling calendar 2008/09.
Plastic and garden waste collections will recommence the week beginning 5 January 2009. Residents are encouraged to save their plastics in the clear recycling sacks provided and not to send them to the landfill in their black sacks.
You can kick start the New Year with the resolution to recycle more because you can leave out for collection as many clear sacks as you have!
Don’t forget that if you run out of clear sacks, you can pick up extra ones from the Council’s Customer Service Centre, High Street free of charge.
For information on other pick-up locations just visit www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling or phone 01206 282700.