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Home > News > Councils Unveil Festive Waste Collection Plans

Councils Unveil Festive Waste Collection Plans

Posted by on 12 December 2017 | Comments

Once the festive fun is over, residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk are reminded that they can recycle their Christmas tree at a number of convenient collection points across both districts.

Residents can leave their real Christmas trees at any of the drop-off points across the two districts. Details of the locations can be found online.

Once collected, the trees will be chipped and composted locally to produce a soil conditioner for plants and trees in public parks. Residents who have a garden waste collection can put their tree out beside their brown bin for collection during the whole of January.

Cllr David Burn, Mid Suffolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Christmas is a time when we create a lot of happy memories, but also a lot of waste, from Christmas trees to turkey bones. A lot of it can be recycled from your doorstep and I’d urge residents to separate all the items which can be recycled from the rest of the refuse. I would also encourage people to buy items with less packaging when they are out Christmas shopping which all helps us to reduce the amount of rubbish which is sent to the Energy from Waste plant.”

Cllr Tina Campbell, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Our waste service team do a fantastic job throughout the year, and they too deserve a break at Christmas. They will be hard at work again from the 27th though: please check your collection dates and ensure that waste is disposed of correctly, to enable the service to stay on schedule, and pass on our thanks for an efficient service to this hard working team. Season’s greetings to all!”

Over the festive period there will be changes to the usual bin collection days across both the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Districts. To ensure residents present their bins for collection on the correct day, please see the Christmas and New Year collection calendars available on the councils’ websites

Babergh and Mid Suffolk will not be sending out 2018 waste collection calendars to all residents this year but it is easy to download a copy from our websites for Mid Suffolk District Council and for Babergh District Council.

For those unable to download these files, posters will be displayed with the dates at the following locations.

  • Parish Clerks
  • Libraries
  • Tourist Information Centres
  • Leisure Centres
  • NHS Doctors surgeries
  • Post Offices
  • Co-ops
  • Rural Coffee Caravan

However, if individual residents are unable to obtain the calendar any other way, we can post one out to them if they contact us on the waste helpline on 01449 778678 or send an email to Waste Services.