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11 January 2011, 10:44 | Updated: 11 January 2011, 10:47
Wellingborough Council’s garden waste collections will resume from 24 January
Residents are being encouraged to put their real Christmas trees into the bins for recycling. Garden waste from the brown bins, including grass cuttings, dead flowers and plants, weeds and leaves, is taken to a local facility where it is heaped into piles and rows for composting.
The restart of the garden waste collections comes at a time when the council’s refuse collectors have been praised for continuing household waste and recycling services without disruption over the Christmas bank holidays and throughout the winter weather.
In the two weeks over the Christmas holidays the council collected 241 tonnes of recyclable material and 571 tonnes of household waste, with no delays or changes to residents’ collection days.
Councillor Malcolm Waters, chairman of the council’s community committee said, “Our refuse collectors have worked extremely hard, though some terrible weather and over bank holidays, to ensure that there has been no disruption to the service. Prompt and efficient refuse collection is important to all our residents and I am delighted that this particularly busy time has gone so smoothly. We are now restarting our garden waste collections and I would encourage residents to take advantage of recycling their real Christmas trees.”