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A Green Christmas

Erewash Borough Council is once again encouraging residents to dispose of waste and recycle responsibly this Christmas.

In previous years waste has been discarded on the floor at West Park Recycling Centre in Long Eaton by a small number of irresponsible people, despite the bins being emptied on a daily basis.

The following items only can be placed in the bins: clean plastic bottles, drinks cans, food tins, glass bottles, cardboard, paper and magazines. Residents are reminded that they can use their household blue bins and green bags for extra recycling over Christmas. Extra cardboard will be collected if broken down and left by the side of the bin. Brown bins can also be used for recycling while garden waste is not collected.

The West Park Recycling Centre in Long Eaton is only closed on Christmas Day. The council would like to encourage people to use the site, however they are asked to act responsibly by only putting what can be recycled in the designated bins. If the West Park Recycling centre is full, there is an alternative recycling centre in Long Eaton at the Asda car park.

Toys, liquids, batteries, clothes, polystyrene, wood and plastic Christmas trees cannot be recycled. Simple wrapping paper can be recycled but foil or glitter paper cannot.  

More information on recyclable materials can be found on erewash.gov.uk.

Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:

“We produce a lot of waste over Christmas with wrapped gifts and family meals, which is why we ask that residents are especially mindful about recycling this season. There are many eco-conscious ways to dispose of waste in the borough from recycling centres to a variety of bins, and extensive guidance on what can be recycled online. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and remember to recycle responsibly!”

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