OLDHAM Council is informing residents that some bin collection dates will change over the Christmas period.
This year there will be no bin collections on Christmas Day – Monday, December 25.
Instead put out the bin that would have been due to be collected, as well as your green bin/food caddy, on Saturday, December 30.
There will also be no bin collections on Boxing Day – Tuesday, December 26.
If that is your usual collection day then this year there will be an earlier collection for you on Saturday, December 23. Remember to also put out your green bin/food caddy.
There will be no bin collections on Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day.
If your collection date should have been on New Year’s Day put out the bin that would have been due on this date, as well as your green bin/food caddy, on Saturday, January 6.
Your green bin/food caddy will also be collected as normal on Monday, January 8.
If you are unsure which bin would have been due, check your collection calendar or use the Council’s online checker: www.oldham.gov.uk/waste
If your collection day doesn’t fall on any of the above dates then simply put your bins out as usual.
Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Co-operatives, said: “Due to the way Christmas falls this year we’ve had to make a few changes to bin collection dates.
“Over the coming weeks we’ll be delivering leaflets to households in the areas affected and we’ll also be sending out reminders via our social media channels.
“Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the arrangements so you know when to put your bins out for collection.”
After the festive period you can help dispose of your Christmas tree in a number of ways.
You can put it in your green bin – just chop it into small pieces, remove the wooden block from the base of the tree as and take off any lights and decorations.
Alternatively, take it to your local tip or to one of the following recycling ‘drop off’ points from December 28 until January 17:
• Higher Memorial Park (car park), Joseph Street, Failsworth (open dawn til dusk)
• Royton Park (car park) off Bleasdale Street, Royton. Anytime access
• Werneth Park (car park) off Frederick Street, Werneth (open dawn until dusk)
• Churchill Playing Fields (car park), Wellington Road, Greenfield. Anytime access.
All your Christmas cards, wrapping paper and cardboard packaging can be recycled using your blue bins or recycling bags.
If you have things that are too big to fit in your bin, you can:
• Take them to Arkwright Street Waste and Recycling Centre, Oldham, OL9 9LZ – for free. Or to find your nearest tip, visit www.recycle4greatermanchester.com
• Arrange for them to be collected by the Council. It is just £18.20 for your first three items and £8.20 for each additional item. To book a collection call: 0161 770 6644.
Visit www.oldham.gov.uk for more ideas about where you can donate, swap or sell them.
All additional rubbish or recycling over Christmas can also be taken to Arkwright Street Waste and Recycling Centre.