Council’s festive recycling guide for residents

The council's waste and recycling officers are offering some Christmas advice to residents.
The council's waste and recycling officers are offering some Christmas advice to residents.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has unveiled a Christmas and New Year recycling guide for residents.

Christmas and New Year generates more waste than any other time of the year – but the good news is most of it can be recycled.

The waste and recycling officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council are issuing some festive advice to help residents fill their blue and brown recycling bins during this time.

Christmas trees, cards, wrapping paper, gift boxes, even the bones from a turkey, can all be recycled at home.

This year the council launched a campaign to encourage residents to recycle more metal packaging.

Alongside empty cans, tins and aerosols, the following can also be placed in the blue bin:

○ Biscuit and sweet tins

○ Metal tops from beer and wine bottles

○ Jar lids

○ Foil and foil trays

○ Chocolate and sweet wrappers made from foil

Councillor Symon Fraser, the council’s portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said: “Residents in the East Riding are fantastic at supporting our recycling schemes but there’s more we can all do, especially over Christmas and the New Year.”

Bin collection dates will change over the Christmas and New Year period, but will return to normal from Monday 14 January.

All residents will soon receive their 2019 bin collection calendar through the post. You can also find your festive bin collection dates by visiting the website bins.eastriding.gov.uk and typing in your postcode.