LOCAL NEWS: How to avoid waste this Christmas


BCP Council are urging locals to become ‘waste aware’ this Christmas by thinking of ways to avoid creating extra waste.

The Council are sending out recyclable bin tags over the next few weeks across Bournemouth and Poole with details of the Christmas collection dates, so you don’t miss your kerbside collections.

For Bournemouth and Poole residents, there will be no rubbish, food (for Bournemouth) or recycling bin collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day, with catch-up collections running from Saturday 21 December to Saturday 4 January. Collections may be on a Saturday and in some cases before your usual collection day.

If you miss the collection, all waste (including Christmas Trees) can be taken to Household Waste Recycling Centres at Millhams, Longham; Wilverley Road, Christchurch; or Nuffield Road, Poole. Sites are open everyday except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Locals are being urged to remember to recycle, with plenty of household waste, including wrapping paper (if it stays scrunched), cardboard boxes, foil from all those mince pies, plus cans, glass, plastic bottles and food containers from the celebrations.

In addition, you can donate old or unwanted items to ‘new to you’, BCP Council’s self-funded scheme that supports the local community. All items for donation must be taken to either Nuffield or Millhams HWRC. The shop is open from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays and will be closed on Saturday 28 December and Saturday 4 January for the Christmas period, re-opening from Saturday 11 January.

Last week it was announced that a local charity will be collecting Christmas trees in January.

For more information about waste collection in Bournemouth and Poole, click here. For Christchurch, click here.


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