Waste and recycling collections change over the festive period

Waste and recycling collections change over the festive period.

Published: Thursday, 19th December 2019

Changes over Christmas and New Year

Check your recycling and waste collection calendar for changes to your collection day. You can also check your next collection date online.

If you don't have a calendar email Veolia at: enquiries.watford@veolia.co.uk  or call: 0203 567 6900.

Christmas collections 2019


Recycle Right at Christmas

Over the Christmas period, you may accumulate extra waste that can be recycled. Please use clear or labelled bags and leave them next to your blue-lidded bin for collection.

Wrapping paper - recycle any plain wrapping paper in the blue-lidded bin. Remember the scrunch test - if you scrunch the wrapping paper and it stays scrunched, it can be recycled. If it bounces back, put it in your black bin along with any sticky tape. Wrapping paper such as wax coated, glittery or foil coated should be placed in the black bin.

Christmas cards - recycle any plain cards in the blue-lidded bin or why not cut up and reuse as gift tags next year.

Real Christmas trees - recycle in your green-lidded bin or leave next to the bin (trees 6ft and over should be cut in half).

Glass jars - used for things like cranberry sauce and mincemeat can be recycled, give them a quick rinse before putting them in your blue-lidded bin.

Find out what else you can recycle this Christmas.

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