High Peak residents are being advised of changes to their bin collections over the Christmas period.
Locals are also being offered guidance to help them recycle even more over the festive season.
High Peak Borough Councillor Anthony McKeown, executive member for community services, said: “I’d like to wish all High Peak residents a very happy Christmas and thank them for their efforts to recycle or re-use waste throughout the year.
“There is no doubt that our Christmas celebrations and traditions make this time of year one of the most wasteful in terms of rubbish and waste that can be recycled. We’re urging everyone to think about how they dispose of their waste and to follow the seasonal recycling and composting tips we’ve produced to help make this our greenest Christmas yet.”
Residents are reminded the brown recycling bin can accommodate flattened and folded cardboard packaging and non-foil wrapping paper and Christmas cards in addition to the usual festive throwaways including plastic bottles, beer cans, biscuit and chocolate tins, margarine and ice cream tubs, yoghurt pots, plastic food trays and even aluminium foil.
Empty cranberry sauce and mincemeat jars, wine and champagne bottles should be placed in the green box.
The green-lidded bin will accept vegetable peelings, leftovers, cooked and uncooked food waste and festive garden foliage.
Christmas cards can be placed in brown bins and real Christmas trees can be chopped ready for green bin collections to restart on Monday January 6, or alternatively taken to the tip at Waterswallows Road, Buxton or Melandra Road, Glossop.
Brown bin collections
Collections due on Wednesday December 25 will take place on Saturday December 21.
Collections due on Thursday December 26 will take place on Saturday December 28.
Collections due on Wednesday January 1 will take place on Saturday January 4.
Reasonable amounts of extra recycling will be collected from a cardboard box or untied carrier bags. Please do not use black sacks.
Black bin collections
Households with black bin collections on 25 and 26 December and 1 January will have received a sticker on their bin to tell them their revised collection dates. No extra black bags will be taken at any time.
Green-lidded bin collections
There will be no collections between Friday 20 December 2013 and Monday January 6 to allow crews to help with the catch-up of recycling and rubbish collections over the festive period. Please ignore any green-lidded bin collections highlighted on your collection calendar for these two weeks.