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Press Release

Recycling this Christmas

Date: 18 December 2017

Brentwood Borough Council are reminding residents that a lot of the excess over the Christmas and New Year break can be recycled.

To check your collections days, you can refer to your recycling calendar or visit our website www.brentwood.gov.ukwhere you can find the Collection Day Finder in the Recycling section.

You can also sign up to receive SMS text reminders of your recycling collection days or notifications of changes to your refuse/ recycling days which will be especially handy over the Christmas and New Year period. To sign up go to www.brentwood.gov.uk/textservice

And once the turkey is long gone and the decorations are coming down before Twelfth Night, remember that we also offer a kerb-side collection for Christmas trees on garden waste collection day commencing on Monday 8 January 2018. Please note, there is no collection of green waste or Christmas trees between Monday 25 December 2017 and Sunday 7 January 2018 .

To pick up extra orange recycling sacks and food waste bags, please visit our reception at Seven Arches, Libraries, the receptible at the recycling centre at The Depot, Warley and selected retailers as detailed on our website http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=1149

Brentwood Borough Council’s Chair of the Environment and Enforcement Committee, Councillor Keith Parker, said: “Over the Christmas period we accumulate a lot of things like Christmas cards, crackers, sweet and biscuit tins, cardboard boxes, glass bottles and wrapping paper. All of these can be recycled and will reduce the amount that goes to landfill.

Your real Christmas trees can be composted by placing them out for collection on your garden waste collection day kerbside alongside your waste and recycling  from January 8.

Do also take the opportunity to stock up recycling sacks if you are running low.”

-ENDS-

Media Contact: Safira Ali

Tel: 01277 312895

Email: safira.ali@brentwood.gov.uk