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'Make the most of recycling this Christmas', Solihull Council urges

Shaun Reynolds 9th Dec, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

BOROUGH residents are being reminded to make the most of their recycling service during the festive period.

The council will take additional recycling that is placed at the side of their recyclable waste – a plastic box or jute bag is ideal, though extra recycling in plastic bags will not be collected.

The council is also reminding residents that they can recycle corrugated cardboard as part of their normal collections, though it needs to be folded down to fit in the brown wheelie bin – polystyrene and plastic wrapping should be removed.

Residents should place any extra rubbish in bin bags and leave them next to their black wheelie bin or purple sacks.

Normal collections will resume from Monday (January 11) – any extra rubbish will not be collected after this date.

The Council will also collect real Christmas trees with household rubbish from Wednesday (January 6) until Friday (January 15).

Coun Tony Dicicco, cabinet member for environment, housing and regeneration, said: “I want to wish all Solihull residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

“2015 has been a great year for recycling with residents quickly adapting to the changes of the service.

“I encourage everyone to continue recycling and keep doing their bit for the environment throughout 2016.”

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