Christmas waste and recycling collection leaflets will be going out to Dudley borough homes from this week.
The Dudley Council leaflet reminds residents that they can have a green Christmas by remembering the 3Rs, reduce, reuse and recycle, which is as easy as ABC.
Households will have altered collections between Saturday 21 December and Saturday 4 January and flyers detailing the changes are being delivered to all borough homes.
Details of the altered collections are also available on www.dudley.gov.uk (search Christmas waste collections) or by contacting Dudley Council Plus.
Waste and recycling should be placed outside for collection by 6.15am and residents are advised that Christmas collections may be earlier or later than usual.
Residents are asked to ensure that the grey bin lid is shut and to not put out any additional sacks of waste. Additional free recycling blue and green bags and black boxes are available by telephoning Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.
Bulky waste can be collected via the council’s chargeable bulky waste collection service.
The household waste sites, located in Stourbridge and Coseley, recycle a large number of items including Christmas trees and unwanted electrical goods. Both sites are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Alan Lunt, deputy chief executive, said:
While we want everyone to have a merry Christmas it is a time of year when we generate more rubbish so it is important that we all remember reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible.
It is estimated that the average UK household wastes around £70 per month on unneeded food being thrown out and by planning a little better we can all help to reduce that waste, especially at Christmas.
Each year, through our kerbside collections, we recycle nearly 40,000 tonnes of glass, paper, card, tins, cans and aerosols and the money we collect as a consequence is put back into the authority, helping to keep our council tax low.
The leaflet will be delivered to households at the same time as the 2020 collection calendars.
People who would like additional recycling bags and box can order them at https://customer.dudley.gov.uk/waste/waste_bins_bags_boxes/