THE ARRANGEMENTS for bin collections across Malvern Hills District have been announced and the council say there will be no changes this year to the usual days.
Collections will take place on people’s usual collection day this year as Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day fall on the weekend.
And, even though December 27, 28 and January 3 are bank holidays, crews will still be collecting. Bins should still be put out by 7am on people’s usual collection day, as pick up times may be different from what people are used to at other times of the year.
Residents can put out up to two extra black bags of general rubbish from Monday, December 27 to Friday, January 7.
December 27 to 31 will be recycling collections with general waste being collected from January 3 to 7.
Advice on Christmas items
Wrapping paper – if it scrunches in your hand and holds its shape then it can go in the green recycling bin. Just remove any bows, ribbon, tags and as much sticky tape as possible.
Real Christmas trees – garden waste customers can chop them up and put the pieces in their brown bin. They can be composted at home or taken to a Household Recycling Centre.
Clothing – if in good condition donate to charity, pass on to friends or sell online. Clothing can also go in textile recycling banks at Household Recycling Centres.
Electrical items – these can be taken to Household Recycling Centres. Never put electrical items in the green or black bin.
Glass – glass jars and bottles of all colours go in green bins but no other types of glass.
Plastic film – this cannot be recycled at the kerbside so should go in your black bin. Some supermarkets may take it for recycling. Check in store for details.
Christmas Cards – if they are free from glitter and bows then put them in the green bin or save them to use as tags next year.
Decorations – if they cannot be reused again next year then they need to go in the black bin. Broken Christmas lights should be taken to a Household Recycling Centre.
Mobile phones – these can be taken to Malvern Household Recycling Centre or sent to specialist recycling companies. Search online for information.
Coffee pod capsules – people may be able to recycle these using www.podback.org. If not then they need to go in the black bin.