Christmas recycling and side waste

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newgirl
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Christmas recycling and side waste

Post by newgirl » Mon 30 Dec, 2013 4:21 pm

This is what I got in response to my question about whether or not they will take "overflow" recycling this week

"For the collection immediately after Christmas, crews will take side waste.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Environmental Services Team on 01279 655261 ext: 3507.

Kind Regards
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Tel: 01279 655261
Ext: 3507
Website: http://www.eastherts.gov.uk"


Hope this helps
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gemipicorn
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Re: Christmas recycling and side waste

Post by gemipicorn » Tue 31 Dec, 2013 1:02 pm

Thanks for that. Good to know my cardboard mountain will soon be gone without a trip to the dump. :)
Moose66
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Re: Christmas recycling and side waste

Post by Moose66 » Thu 02 Jan, 2014 12:36 pm

Can anyone explain to me what "side waste" means?
Hopefully it means anything extra that doesn't fit in my new recycling bin?
I could do with resurrecting the old boxes and putting out one full of bottles, another full of paper and a third full of cardboard!
nearlyhertford
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Re: Christmas recycling and side waste

Post by nearlyhertford » Thu 02 Jan, 2014 10:43 pm

I emailed them and got the following reply:

Thank you for your e mail. Additional recycling if presented in carrier bags/old recycling boxes, separated as required will be taken on collection day.
Moose66
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Re: Christmas recycling and side waste

Post by Moose66 » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 11:11 am

Hooray!
I never thought something so simple could make me so happy !!! :D
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Frenchie
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Re: Christmas recycling and side waste

Post by Frenchie » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 6:24 pm

i put the extra wine bottles in my old recycling box - i was told this was acceptable
codek2
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Re: Christmas recycling and side waste

Post by codek2 » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 7:16 pm

meant to check - which box does christmas wrapping paper go into? Paper or blue lid bin?
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gemipicorn
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Re: Christmas recycling and side waste

Post by gemipicorn » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 8:36 pm

codek2 wrote:meant to check - which box does christmas wrapping paper go into? Paper or blue lid bin?
I don't think it will be accepted in either.
Marilyn
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Re: Christmas recycling and side waste

Post by Marilyn » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 9:30 pm

They won't take wrapping paper or cards, if you put them in they will leave the whole bin so don't risk it!

cards can be recycled at some supermarkets usually, papers can't be anywhere, they advise saving it and re using it!
Pippa
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Re: Christmas recycling and side waste

Post by Pippa » Fri 03 Jan, 2014 9:39 pm

I think you will find that they will now take xmas cards and wrapping paper. The notice left on our bin before xmas read:

Christmas Cards & Wrapping Paper - can NOW be recycled in the new blue lidded bin! Please ensure they are placed in the bin along with cardboard and other packaging. Do not place these items in your paper box as it may result in the box not being emptied.
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