Get ready to recycle as festive period winds down

Get ready to recycle as festive period winds down

Get ready to recycle as festive period winds down

First published in News

THE time is nearly upon us for the annual festive clear out, with recycling centres ready and waiting for your post-Christmas rubbish.

Residents of the Wycombe district are being reminded that real Christmas trees can be cut into smaller pieces and put into green recycling bins or reusable bags.

Alternatively they can be taken to household waste recycling centres or one of the following garden centres taking part in this year's recycling scheme: Notcutts Garden Centre, Clay Lane, Booker; Bourne End Garden Centre, Hedsor Road, Bourne End; West Wycombe Garden Centre, Chorley Road, West Wycombe; Studley Green Garden Store, Wycombe Road, Studley Green; Marlow Garden Centre, Pump Lane South, Little Marlow.

Residents are also reminded to check on their waste collection calendars to find out when their next pick-up will be, with dates having been amended over the festive period.

Wrapping paper and greetings cards can be recycled in the paper and card recycling box, unwanted clothes can be put into red textile sacks - or taken to a charity shop.

Garden waste bins and reusable bag collections will be suspended this week and next, resuming from January 13.

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7:59am Thu 2 Jan 14

Nick1958 says...

"Residents are also reminded to check on their waste collection calendars to find out when their next pick-up will be, with dates having been amended over the festive period."

The waste collection service is a complete joke in my area. A catalogue of missed collections, emptied (and consequently lighter) bins being left to blow into or down the road and a department that seems totally unable to cope.
The amended dates were ignored too.
It's time someone was taken to task over this appalling service.
I'm fully behind a structure that tries to recycle pretty much everything but it just isn't working here!
"Residents are also reminded to check on their waste collection calendars to find out when their next pick-up will be, with dates having been amended over the festive period." The waste collection service is a complete joke in my area. A catalogue of missed collections, emptied (and consequently lighter) bins being left to blow into or down the road and a department that seems totally unable to cope. The amended dates were ignored too. It's time someone was taken to task over this appalling service. I'm fully behind a structure that tries to recycle pretty much everything but it just isn't working here! Nick1958
  • Score: 38

8:57am Thu 2 Jan 14

rem708 says...

Recycling is great and everyone should do this as a matter of course. However, recycling is not the most resource efficient process. Recycling still takes a lot of energy and harmful chemicals to re-process. We should all be thinking re-use. No extra resources taken from the environment. The most prolific in in this country is Freegle. A wholly grass roots and profit free organisation with a long history of saving vast amounts from landfill. There are groups in High Wycombe, Chiltern district, Henley, Maidenhead & Windsor and also Slough. Its a free service - just sign up and post on-line what you want to get rid of. Someone then comes and collects it from you! You don't even have to get in the car.

Brilliant system and has worked for me for years.

Check out www.ilovefreegle.org for the groups nearest to you where you will find links to sign up.
Recycling is great and everyone should do this as a matter of course. However, recycling is not the most resource efficient process. Recycling still takes a lot of energy and harmful chemicals to re-process. We should all be thinking re-use. No extra resources taken from the environment. The most prolific in in this country is Freegle. A wholly grass roots and profit free organisation with a long history of saving vast amounts from landfill. There are groups in High Wycombe, Chiltern district, Henley, Maidenhead & Windsor and also Slough. Its a free service - just sign up and post on-line what you want to get rid of. Someone then comes and collects it from you! You don't even have to get in the car. Brilliant system and has worked for me for years. Check out www.ilovefreegle.org for the groups nearest to you where you will find links to sign up. rem708
  • Score: -2

10:57am Thu 2 Jan 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

...just thinking about all those cheap Xmas toys, now broken whilst the packaging that took 20 minutes to break into will also make good recycling.
...just thinking about all those cheap Xmas toys, now broken whilst the packaging that took 20 minutes to break into will also make good recycling. Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: -1

11:45am Thu 2 Jan 14

Mrs DaPoint says...

Our recycling bin hasn't been emptied since November. I'm not using it anymore. I wish it would fit into the grey bin.
Our recycling bin hasn't been emptied since November. I'm not using it anymore. I wish it would fit into the grey bin. Mrs DaPoint
  • Score: 4

1:26pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Phredd says...

Also do away with the paper recycling bins - the bin-men empty the contents into the blue recycling bins before putting it all in the lorry.
Also do away with the paper recycling bins - the bin-men empty the contents into the blue recycling bins before putting it all in the lorry. Phredd
  • Score: 3

3:48pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Nick1958 says...

Freegle, Freecycle and the like are fantastic and worthy groups but somehow I can't imagine anyone is going to respond to collecting black sacks containing soiled nappies!
I would suggest that everyone complain about everything that goes wrong with this new system but their switchboards are overloaded as it is. I'm not as 'up' on local politics as I should be. Can anyone tell me who is ultimately responsible for this debacle and I'll start a campaign!
Freegle, Freecycle and the like are fantastic and worthy groups but somehow I can't imagine anyone is going to respond to collecting black sacks containing soiled nappies! I would suggest that everyone complain about everything that goes wrong with this new system but their switchboards are overloaded as it is. I'm not as 'up' on local politics as I should be. Can anyone tell me who is ultimately responsible for this debacle and I'll start a campaign! Nick1958
  • Score: 1

4:07pm Thu 2 Jan 14

u r joking says...

The local councillors are at fault for this mess and only they can rectify it
The local councillors are at fault for this mess and only they can rectify it u r joking
  • Score: 4

5:20pm Thu 2 Jan 14

tigeran says...

The council just providing a half decent rubbish collection would be a start! We pay enough!
The council just providing a half decent rubbish collection would be a start! We pay enough! tigeran
  • Score: 3

1:03pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Really wheelie says...

Wrapping paper and greetings cards can be recycled in the paper and card recycling box - says the BFP in their article?

Council say no wrapping paper (should go in black rubbish bin for landfill) and Christmas cards can be recycled in certain supermarkets eg Tesco

Who should I believe? BFP or the council?
Wrapping paper and greetings cards can be recycled in the paper and card recycling box - says the BFP in their article? Council say no wrapping paper (should go in black rubbish bin for landfill) and Christmas cards can be recycled in certain supermarkets eg Tesco Who should I believe? BFP or the council? Really wheelie
  • Score: 0

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