Grantham Clean and Green: Put your rubbish into the correct bin over Christmas

Grantham Clean and Green.
Grantham Clean and Green.

Households are asked to ensure they place the correct waste into the correct bin over the festive period.

Cardboard boxes, glass bottles and jars, drink cans, Christmas cards, paper chains, foil, and toy and gift wrapping paper can all be recycled at home in silver bins or clear bags.

Real Christmas trees should be recycled in green bins or at the tip, off Alexandra Road, Grantham. If you don’t have a green bin put your tree out when your neighbours put out their green bins and the council will take it away.

Christmas tree lights, household batteries and electronic equipment should also be taken to the tip, which is open on December 28 and January 2-4. For a full list of items you can recycle click here.

The council will also collect unlimited recycling as part of its silver bin and clear bag collections.

South Kesteven District Council’s Portfolio holder for healthy environment Councillor Nick Craft said: “We understand that lots of extra side waste is generated at Christmas. That’s why we’ll take away an unlimited amount of recyclable items in any clear bags or cardboard boxes, items that are visible to our recycling team that can be recycled – as long as they are not placed in black bags.

“Please flatten and crush cardboard for ease of transport to the recycling facilities we use and to fit more into your kerbside collection.”

Residents who wish to purchase additional clear bags can call 01476 406080 or email customerservices@southkesteven.gov.uk

Plastic windows should be separated from boxes before recycling. Wire ties should also be removed – these are not recyclable but could be reused.

Tinsel, baubles, artificial trees, bottle corks and wreaths are not recyclable and must go in black bins or pink bags or taken to the tip.

Residents are reminded there are no silver bin or clear bag collections on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. For more information on bin collections visit the council’s website.