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Waste collections over Christmas and New Year

Released: Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Householders in Adur and Worthing are being urged to reduce, reuse and recycle this festive season as the Councils remind residents every household will receive a refuse collection in the five working days after Christmas.

Residents can check their refuse and recycling collection days on the hard-copy of their personalised calendar or on the Councils' website - just type in your postcode on our bin collection day webpage. Any excess refuse and recycling left beside the bin will also be collected over the Christmas to New Year period.

After Christmas, garden waste collection will start again on Monday, 13th January 2020 - the same day that Christmas tree collection begins. Trees should be placed, completely free of decorations, next to your wheelie bin for collection on the next collection day, whether it's a recycling or refuse collection.

As well as reducing, reusing and recycling, residents are being encouraged to crush their waste where appropriate to increase capacity in their bins. Dry cardboard can be left beside a bin on a recycling collection day and if residents have a lot of recycling, it can also be left beside the bin.

Most properties in Adur and Worthing moved to alternative weekly waste collections service in September this year and early figures suggested residents have already begun to reduce their waste.

Cllr Emma Evans, Executive Member for the Environment for Adur District Council, said:

“It's very encouraging to see the beginning of a reduction in general waste. It not only helps the collection service, but is good for the environment. Whilst many residents are also recycling well, we are also hoping to see a steady increase in recycling in the coming year.”

Councillor Edward Crouch, Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for Digital & Environmental Services, said:

“Levels of waste obviously go up at Christmas, so it's important that we all work together over this busy period to reduce waste and increase recycling.”

Find out more about:

PR19-172 - Waste collection

(PR19-172)

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