Christmas often means we all have more waste to dispose of, and we are fortunate to be able to recycle the majority of the waste that is produced during this time. Your wrapping paper, sweet tins, plastic packaging from new toys and any leftovers from your dinner can all be recycled in the blue and green bins.

Collections will continue throughout the festive period but please be aware that your collection day will change for a few weeks.

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Revised collection dates for the Christmas period are shown below: 

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Usual Day of Collection Revised Day of Collection
Monday 26 December Wednesday 28 December
Tuesday 27 December Thursday 29 December
Wednesday 28 December Friday 30 December
Thursday 29 December Saturday 31 December
Friday 30 December Monday 2 January
Monday 2 January Tuesday 3 January
Tuesday 3 January Wednesday 4 January
Wednesday 4 January Thursday 5 January
Thursday 5 January Fridy 6 January
Friday 6 January Saturday 7 January

Why not display the complete list of materials that can be recycled so all your guests know what goes where? Visit www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/whatgoesinwhichbin for more information.

Real Christmas trees can be put out next to your green bin for composting in January. If the tree is taller than your bin, please chop it down to the size of your bin.

The household recycling centres accept a range of materials for recycling and are only closed from 1pm Christmas Eve and all day Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Find out more via Cambridgeshire County Council's website.

Cllr Robin Carter, whose executive responsibilities include Operations, said: "We would like to wish all of our residents a Happy Christmas and thank our residents for their continued support in keeping Huntingdonshire as one of the top authorities in the country for recycling."