Happy New Year! Just a quick reminder that festive collection times are still in place until Monday - recycling is the same, but there are some changes to waste collection - all the details are here.
The Council's waste and recycling team have also issued some guidance on reducing festive waste - including what to do with your Christmas tree.
- Cardboard packaging, empty jars, foil, wrapping paper and Christmas cards can all be recycled through the Council’s Green Box scheme or at recycling banks on estates.
- Residents can help reduce global warming and the money spent on landfill tax further by using the Council’s Blue Bin or estates food recycling services. Freezing leftovers, or using them to make new meals, will also help save money.
- Real Christmas trees can also be recycled once they have served their purpose. In Hackney, trees are taken to a facility in North London and made into compost which is then used on the borough’s parks and green spaces.
- Residents with a garden waste recycling service can leave their trees next to their Brown Bin on their regular collection day. Christmas trees can also be taken to Millfields Depot, Millfields Road, E5 0AR, for recycling. Residents can drop off trees between 8am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 12noon on Saturdays throughout January.