Recycle and don't miss your rescheduled rubbish collection day in South Holland
Christmas Day may now be less than a week away, with a well-earned break on the horizon for many of us, but there are still a lot of vital services which we cannot afford to let stop while we’re tucking into turkey and watching The Great Escape for the 15th time.
Many of these are firmly in our consciousness at this time of year, including doctors, nurses, firefighters and the police, but it also applies to some of the key services carried out by councils, including ourselves at South Holland.
Our hard-working refuse and recycling collectors will be out braving the elements over Christmas week, ensuring that you don’t end up with bags of wrapping and empty toy boxes stored up after the festive period. Checking your collection dates and times is always important over the festive period and there is a full list of the affected dates and when they have moved to at www.sholland.gov.uk/rubbish.
In the draft budget for 2019-20, which was approved by Cabinet this week, we reaffirmed our commitment to providing weekly waste collections across the district. We are also looking to help our residents to recycle as much as possible and make sure everyone knows what they can and can’t have in their recycling bag. If you need to know your paper from your polystyrene and your cardboard from your Christmas lights, you can visit www.sholland.gov.uk/RecyclingGuide.
On the topic of recycling, once we’re into the new year and you’re thinking about taking down the decorations, there’s still time to join our collection scheme for real Christmas trees. The scheme is a great chance for residents to dispose of their trees in a convenient and environmentally-friendly way and is available for free for any new or existing members of the garden waste service or for a £10 one-off fee for those who are not. You can sign up or get more information at www.sholland.gov.uk/gardenwaste.
So hopefully, with your bins empty and your Christmas trees going on to be used for chippings in local parks or woodland areas, all that remains is for me wish all the readers and all residents of South Holland, a merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and safe new year in 2019.