WASTE and recycling collections will be business as usual over the festive holiday.
Stratford District Council (SDC) is reminding residents Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day all fall at the weekend so there will be no disruption to collection schedules this year.
Residents are advised to place their bins, boxes or sacks out for collection by 6am on their scheduled collection day during the festive period.
Any additional recycling can be placed in a box or rigid container next to blue-lidded wheeled bins for collection although additional waste will not be collected.
To ensure crews can deal with the increased Christmas recycling, there will be no garden waste collections from Monday December 27 to Friday January 7.
Garden waste collections will resume from Monday January 10.
Real Christmas trees can be cut up and placed in or beside green wheeled bin for collection, or for those who do not subscribe to the garden waste service, it can be put out beside the blue-lidded recycling bin for collection from January 10.
CSDC climate change spokesman Ian Shenton said: “We are committed to ensuring that all additional recycling generated over the festive period is collected on the scheduled collection day.
“Due to the fire at the Ettington recycling plant earlier in the year, alternative arrangements are now in place for the recycling which means the crews have to travel further to dispose of the material; with the extra recycling being collected over the festive period, the trucks will fill up quicker making rounds longer to complete.
“I am confident that our residents will understand that the recycling collections need to be prioritised over the collection of garden waste, which is minimal at this time of year.”
The district council offices are closed between December 27 and January 3 but the online ‘report it’ forms will still be available and actioned on missed bins and street cleansing issues.
Visit www.stratford.gov.uk or Twitter on @StratfordDC or the District Council’s Facebook page for updates.