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Winter collections: Some households will have their bins collected on different days
Winter collections: Some households will have their bins collected on different days
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People wondering when they can dispose of their used wrapping paper and leftover Christmas dinner have been advised of changes to recycling and refuse collection over the festive period.

Preston Council said alternate week collections would continue, with most households unaffected.

Properties that would normally have their refuse, recycling or food waste collected on a Tuesday or Wednesday have been leafleted, detailing their arrangements.

Details are also on the council’s website under ‘Find my nearest’.

The council will not collect extra general rubbish not contained within people’s wheelie bins.

However, the council said that while it was unable to rearrange recycling collections affected over the Christmas period, it would pick up all extra recycling at the next scheduled collection, if put out in untied carrier bags.

All brown bin compost collections have stopped and will resume on Monday, January 14.

South Ribble Council’s said grey bins normally collected on Christmas Day would be collected on Thursday, December 27 and grey bins normally collected on Boxing Day would be collected on Friday, December 28.

It said grey bins usually collected on New Year’s Day should be put out a day later for collection on Wednesday, January 2.

Households which would usually have a recycling collection on Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day will miss a day.

Extra paper or cardboard can be taken to the temporary recycling centre on the Lancashire Business Park in Centurion Way, Farington, from 8am to 5pm.

Chorley Council has delivered calendars informing people about the changes, which affect different areas in different ways.

It is not making any collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Households whose bins are collected on a Monday will continue as normal and collections on other days will be one or two days later than normal.

Collections from January 1 will be one day later than normal.

Brown bin garden waste collections will be cancelled for three days during Christmas week.

Wyre Council and Ribble Valley Council said collections scheduled for Monday, December 24 would instead take place today and collections due on Tuesday, December 25 would instead take place the day before on Monday.

Thereafter, collections will take place one day later than normal. 
Collections scheduled for New Year’s Eve will take place that day but thereafter one day later than normal, until Monday, January 7, when regular collections will resume.