Christmas recycling all wrapped up
18th December 2017
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Christmas is a time for giving – but also a time for plenty of extra household waste. 

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is urging residents to recycle more this festive season.  

There are lots of items that can go in your green recycling bin – which includes cardboard packaging, paper, including brown paper, newspapers and magazines, food tins, drinks cans, aerosols, and plastic bottles. 

The Christmas period can mean extra rubbish that cannot be recycled, therefore extra black sacks alongside your grey waste bin will be collected for the first collection after Christmas only.  

There will be no limit on how much residents can recycle; any extra clear sacks left alongside the recycling bin will be collected.  

However, Christmas wrapping paper, foil, polystyrene, plastic bags, food packaging and Tetra Pak cartons cannot be recycled using your green bin and should be recycled appropriately elsewhere – check the council’s handy online guide at or call the council on 01256 844844 for advice. 

Make sure all your glass bottles and jars are clean before you leave them in your glass collections box – and please remove lids and don’t include broken glass. 

Let the council know if you need a free second glass collection box for extra bottles and jars over Christmas. Alternatively, residents with lots of glass bottles and jars to recycle can buy a 140 litre bins for £25.63 by calling 01256 844844  

There are more than 80 recycling banks in the borough, please see locations and materials collected at 
The larger household waste recycling centre in Wade Road accepts a wider range of recyclable material, including clothing, small electrical appliances, batteries, glass and green garden waste. 

If you’re having a real Christmas tree this year, you can recycle it at one of the 22 drop-off points across the borough from Wednesday 3 January until Sunday 28 January 2018. For more information visit 

The council’s Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services and the Environment Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “We all know how much extra rubbish is generated during the festive season, so I ask all the borough’s residents to be aware of what can be recycled and make sure they dispose of waste in the correct way. 

“It's important that only the items which can be recycled are put into your recycling bin and by recycling more items, we can give our borough an eco-friendly start to the coming year.”   

This year’s revised bin collections are as follows: 
Normal collection                        Revised collection  
Friday 22 December                      Normal collection  
Monday 25 December                   Wednesday 27 December  
Tuesday 26 December                  Thursday 28 December  
Wednesday 27 December             Friday 29 December  
Thursday 28 December                 Saturday 30 December  
Friday 29 December                      Tuesday 2 January  
Monday 1 January                         Wednesday 3 January  
Tuesday 2 January                        Thursday 4 January  
Wednesday 3 January                   Friday 5 January  
Thursday 4 January                       Saturday 6 January  
Friday 5 January                            Monday 8 January  
Monday 8 January                         Tuesday 9 January  
Tuesday 9 January                        Wednesday 10 January  
Wednesday 10 January                 Thursday 11 January  
Thursday 11 January                     Friday 12 January  
Friday 12 January                          Saturday 13 January
Unless adverse weather affects bin rounds, collections should return to normal from Monday 15 January 2018. To check the day your bin is collected  or call 01256 844844 
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