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Preston residents urged to recycle efficiently this Christmas

Posted on - 24th December, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston Council, Preston News
Three types of recycling are currently collected in Preston
Three types of recycling are currently collected in Preston

Preston residents are being urged to recycle more plastic this Christmas.

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This comes after the significant changes to the way that we can recycle. From October 2019, residents have been able to put clean plastic pots, tubs and trays in recycling bins, as well as the plastic bottles for liquids which were already being collected.

Other items that can be collected include the large plastic tubs containing assorted sweets that are very popular at Christmas time. Yoghurt tubs, margarine tubs, meat, fruit and vegetable trays of any shape or colour can also now be recycled at the doorstep.

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Lancashire County Councillor Albert Atkinson, said: “I’d ask everyone to help reduce the amount of waste we generate this Christmas, and to take that little bit of time needed to make sure they put everything that can be recycled into the right bin.

“Now that we’re processing more types of plastic we don’t want to miss the opportunity to ensure as many items as possible are recycled. Recyclable materials are easier to process when they’re clean so I’d also ask people to give food containers a quick rinse.”

However, it’s not just recycling that residents need to think about. Those who are having a Christmas clean-up and think anything could be reused might want to consider donating items to their local charity shops or handing them to a member of staff at their local recycling centre.

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For those who are donating, be aware that the Lancashire County Council recycling centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Are you going to be changing the way you recycle this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.

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