Boxing Day (Monday 26 December) is the only collection day that is affected over Christmas and New Year – There will be no rubbish, clinical waste, recycling or garden waste collections on Boxing Day, 26 December. Rubbish and clinical waste due to be collected on Boxing Day will be collected on Monday 2 January. If your recycling or garden waste collection waste is due on Boxing Day (Monday 26 December) it will be collected on Saturday 31 December . All other collections will remain unchanged.
The table below shows how collections are affected, to view your households full collection calendar go to www.cornwall.gov.uk
|Rubbish and Clinical||Recycling or Garden|
Boxing Day Monday 26 December
No collection Next collection on Monday 2 January.
No collection Next collection on Saturday 31 December
Free Christmas tree Collection – We will only collect real Christmas trees in the weeks starting 9 January and 16 January. Put your tree out on your normal rubbish collection day on the alternate week to your recycling collection. The trees will be collected for free and then shredded and composted. You can also take your tree to the Household Waste and Recycling Centres.
Christmas cards – There are various charity collections for Christmas cards. You can also put them in your cardboard bag as part of your household recycling collection.
Envelopes – Envelopes can go in your household recycling collection. White envelopes should go into the bag for paper, coloured or brown envelopes should go with the cardboard.
Wrapping paper – We can take wrapping paper that isn’t coated with foil or plastic. Please put all non-shiny wrapping paper in bag for paper, and remove any sticky tape, string or ribbons.
Cardboard – Over Christmas there are a lot of extra cardboard boxes. Flatten the boxes and put them in the orange cardboard recycling bag. If the boxes are too big, flat pack them, tie them in a bundle and put them out next to your recycling. If you have very large amounts of cardboard, you can either take it to your local Household Waste and Recycling Centres or put it out for the kerbside collection over a couple of weeks.
Tin Foil – Put scrunched up tin foil into the sack for plastic bottles and cans.
Sweet and biscuit tins – You can put chocolate and biscuit tins out for recycling in the sack for plastic bottles and tins. We can only accept metal sweet and biscuit tins at this time. We cannot take the plastic tubs. Plastic tubs, pots and trays will be collected in the New Year, probably from March on the Roseland, more details will follow.
Household Waste and Recycling Centres – The Household Waste and Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
If you have more kerbside recycling than usual, please put it out in carrier bags. Glass bottles and jars must be put in a rigid box.
Food waste – Many of us tend to over cater at Christmas, and this shows in the amount of food and extra rubbish we collect in the New Year. The best way to reduce food waste is to write a shopping list and stick to it. Think about how many people you will be feeding and just buy enough for them. Remember, if you don’t like sprouts, you don’t have to buy them!