Fir trees and cold turkey: What to do with Christmas and New Year waste

PUBLISHED: 19:00 07 December 2018

A snowy Central Park, Dagenham. Picture: Paul Bennett

A snowy Central Park, Dagenham. Picture: Paul Bennett


Fed up with the same old rubbish at Christmas?

Well, you’re not alone.

Barking and Dagenham Council are reminding residents that the season of giving doesn’t apply to landfill sites; so your recycling bin should be stuffed like a stocking.

Household waste spikes during the festive season, with uneaten food and fir trees common among the winter waste.

Christmas trees can be collected at the Wood Lane entrance of Central Park, Dagenham, on Saturday, January 6 or the South Drive entrance of Barking Park car park the following Saturday, where they will be recycled.

With Christmas falling on a Tuesday this year, bin collection dates have changed. Collections scheduled due on Christmas Eve will instead take place on Saturday, December 22. If your bin normally gets collected on Tuesday, it will be picked up on Thursday, December 27 not Christmas Day.

Find out your bin collection dates over Christmas and New Year here.

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