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Plea To Recycle Christmas Waste

As rubbish sacks fill with Christmas waste, people are being urged to consider a trip to their nearest recycling banks.

The plea has been made by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, who collected almost a tonne of rubbish from each house in the borough last year.

Christmas is a time when the most waste is created, with the disposal of trees a particular burden.

But people who are being green are being asked to do so over a period of time, to prevent recycling banks overflowing immediately after Christmas.

People are being urged to buy a “reusable” tree with roots and plant it in their garden so they can dig it up and use it next year.

Those who have got trees that need to be thrown away at the end of the festive season can take them for recycling on 6 January between 9am and 1pm at Pingles Leisure Centre and Bedworth Leisure Centre.

Other rubbish, such as empty bottles, cans and wrapping paper, also adds to the load for the council. Much of the waste collected from wheelie bins ends up in landfill sites.

Cllr Pat Henry, chair of the Environmental Health Committee, urged people to consider a trip to recycle rubbish, saying:

"The New Year is an ideal time to make a resolution to recycle as much of your waste as possible, but please stagger your visits to the recycling banks to prevent a huge demand on the banks in the first week of January.

“This will enable the council to cope with the additional materials for recycling and prevent overflowing banks."

For further details, and for the location of recycling centres in Nuneaton and Bedworth, please contact the council’s Recycling and Environmental Officer, Christine Lord on 024 7637 6170.

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CWN / Politics / Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council / 19 Dec 00

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