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Recycling the Christmas rubbish in Andover

Love Where You Live: Buddy the Bin
Love Where You Live: Buddy the Bin

After Christmas there is so much extra rubbish to get rid of !!

Test Valley Borough council have all the information we need of how to get rid of it all and return some sort of normailty back to our family homes.

The Christmas and New Year 2019/20 revised waste and recycling collection days are:

Brown Bin Week

Normal Collection DayRevised Collection Day
Monday 23 December 2019Saturday 21 December 2019
Tuesday 24 December 2019Monday 23 December 2019
Wednesday 25 December 2019Tuesday 24 December 2019
Thursday 26 December 2019Friday 27 December 2019
Friday 27 December 2019Saturday 28 December 2019

Excess Recyclables
Recyclable materials in cardboard boxes left beside the brown bin on recycling weeks will be collected throughout the year.

Do not put gift wrap in the brown recycling bin. Most gift wrap is plastic film, foil or heavily over-printed, low grade paper. Used gift wrap is also often scrunched up and covered with sticky tape. Overall it has very little, if any, material benefit for recycling.

During the festive period, the Local Recycling Centres will be monitored and emptied regularly.

The Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open 9am – 4pm except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Black Bin Week

Normal Collection DayRevised Collection Day
Monday 30 December 2019Monday 30 December 2019
Tuesday 31 December 2019Tuesday 31 December 2019
Wednesday 1 January 2020Thursday 2 January 2020
Thursday 2 January 2020Friday 3 January 2020
Friday 3 January 2020Saturday 4 January 2020

Excess Waste
During the Christmas and New Year period only waste left in bags beside the black bin on a household waste collection day will be accepted.  Collection teams will only empty one black bin per property unless extra bin capacity has been authorised.

Garden waste collections will not take place between Monday 23 December 2019 and Friday 3 January 2020.

Excess Recyclables

Recyclable materials in cardboard boxes left beside the brown bin on recycling weeks will be collected throughout the year.

Do not put gift wrap in the brown recycling bin. Most gift wrap is plastic film, foil or heavily over-printed, low grade paper. Used gift wrap is also often scrunched up and covered with sticky tape. Overall it has very little, if any, material benefit for recycling.

During the festive period, the Local Recycling Centres will be monitored and emptied regularly.

The Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Real Christmas Trees

Once the festive season is over, you can dispose of your real Christmas tree in a number of ways:

Take it to one of the Council’s temporary disposal sites:

These sites are provided for real Christmas trees only and will be in operation from Friday 27 December 2019 to Monday 13 January 2020. Please follow the site instructions and place your tree in the area provided.

Homebase, Enham Arch Retail Park, Andover Dobbles Garden Centre, Salisbury Road, Andover Rosebourne, Amesbury Road, Weyhill Augusta Park Community Centre, East Anton Farm Road, Andover

  • Take it to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre
  • Put it out for collection by the Council’s Garden Waste Collection Service – this is a chargeable service

All of the collected trees will be composted to produce Pro-Grow. Pro-Grow is a high quality organic soil conditioner produced within Hampshire by Project Integra and can be bought at any HWRC.

DON’T FORGET

You need to register your car to be able to use the Household Waste Recycling Centre, you can register for free up to 3 cars or 4x4s , details and a link to register can be found via this link here

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