Arrangements for waste and recycling collections over the festive period have been announced by Tendring District Council.
The majority of people will get their collections the day after it would normally take place; therefore those visited on a Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday and so on, and those on Friday collected on Saturday. However, those who usually have a collection on a Monday will not receive one on Christmas week (December 26), as this is a Bank Holiday but will get a double collection on Tuesday January 2.Nick Turner, TDC’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, said that every possible combination had been considered.
“We have made sure that as many residents as possible get their one collection each week, albeit on the following day to normal,” he said.
“However, we have had to also take into account waste and recycling tipping arrangements with Essex County Council as we cannot make a collection if there are no sites open to take the materials.”
Cllr Turner apologised to those minority of homes which will not get a collection for two weeks and one day due to their normal collection being on a Monday but said there was no way round the situation.
“I would ask residents to bear with us and only put bags and recycling out on the morning they will be collected,” he added.
“Together we can help to keep the District’s streets as clean and tidy as possible over the festive period.”
All the Council’s 80 recycling bank sites will be open over the festive season which allows residents to recycle their glass bottles, cans, textiles and paper.
Free disposal and recycling of all household waste is available at Essex County Council’s Recycling Centres.