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Additional waste services available in January

In our ongoing efforts to increase Swindon’s recycling rates, we will be bringing you extra services in January to help you recycle all your additional Christmas waste.

We're collecting more recycling in January

Our crews will be collecting additional recycling until the end of January 2021, as long as it is presented in sturdy containers. If you have excess cardboard, please break it down into manageable pieces and bundle it neatly next to your recycling boxes for collection. Your additional recyclable materials may be collected by a second vehicle at a different time. Please note we will not be collecting additional non-recyclable waste.

Visit the HWRC

If you have excess waste or recycling that you can't store between collections, you can take it to the household waste recycling centre (HWRC). The HWRC is open for pre-booked visits every day except Wednesdays.

Put your Christmas tree out for recycling

Our crews will be collecting real Christmas trees (not artificial ones) until Friday, 29 January 2021. You need to remove all lights and decorations, and be sure that the tree can be safely lifted by two people. If the tree is very large, you should cut it into manageable pieces. To ensure your tree is collected, you should make sure it is clearly visible from the road.

To find out when the crews will be operating in your area, look up your rubblish and recycling collection day and check under the heading ‘Garden’. You do not need to be a garden waste subscriber to use this service.

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