residents urged to reduce Christmas rubbish levels
residents have this week been urged to think about the waste they
create over Christmas in a bid to reduce rubbish levels.
is Somersets most wasteful time of the year, when tonnes of
materials that should be recycled get buried in landfill.
Waste Partnership's Nick Cater told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Faced
with their familys festive waste, many resdients fill endless
black plastic sacks, but Somerset Waste Partnership says five simple
suggestions can prevent costly and wasteful rubbish 'mountains'."
get it gone now: de-clutter and tidy each room before Christmas,
take all recycling and rubbish to a recycling site, and donate anything
good to a charity shop, or re-gift it."
"Secondly save money and make space for all that Christmas
food andf left-overs by clearing your's freezer contents. Check
lovefoodhatewaste.com for tips on menus, portions and shopping."
"Thirdly, insist that you make every gift 'wanted'. Buy better,
from high quality suppliers that lasts to digital, home-made and
experiences. Or give the best of all: time and skills to help with
"Fourthly, decorate with love and nature in mind. Don't get
plastic tat, use garden greenery, and compost it later, and get
children to make decorations with things recycled, from old cards
to pine cones."
"Finally, recycle like a pro. Check what goes where at somersetwaste.gov.uk
and dodge missed pick-ups by not putting out too much at once, or
take it all, and your tree, to a recycling site."
Apart from the usual closures on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New
Years Day, Highbridge's Isleport Recycling Centre will be
open on the standard schedules.
With no rubbish or recycling collections on Christmas Day, Boxing
Day or New Year's Day, all pick-ups will be two days later in the
first festive week, and one day later in the second.