What’s Happening About Paper Banks Over Christmas?

We know that around Christmas the paper recycling banks get very full (and then some). So, what is the council doing about it, and how can you help?

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Firstly the contractor, Veolia, will be emptying as many of the banks this week as possible to try and make as much space available as they can ahead of the big day(s).

However, this year we are anticipating particular issues with Christmas Day and Boxing Day falling on a Friday and Saturday, thus delaying by another day the work to empty the bins.

Veolia will be back out again on Monday and Tuesday (28th/29th) to catch up. However, we are asking residents, where possible (we do understand some will have more space at home than others), to hold off taking used wrapping paper and packaging to the paper banks until after Tuesday 29th.

Not only will this help keep the appearance of the sites tidier, it will also improve the borough’s recycling rates, since anything left outside the recycling bins goes to landfill (because it is not practical or cost-effective to sort through random bags and boxes left in this way).

More generally, the council has also been looking closely at the various sites and collection routes, taking in account the amount of paper, cardboard and other material that gets left there at this and other times of year.

Finally, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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