Council to save £25,000 by not mailing out recycling calendars

Recycle savings
Recycle savings

A saving of around £25,000 is being made by Brighton and Hove City Council by not mailing out refuse and recycling calendars this year.

In a statement, the council said: “As part of our budget savings, we will not be mailing out refuse and recycling calendars this year.

“If you would like a copy you can either print one from the website, download one at your local library or call 01273 292929 and we will send one to you.

“Not printing and posting out calendars is saving taxpayers around £25,000.”

The council adds that refuse and recycling will be collected on all weekdays over Christmas and New Year, including Monday December 26, Tuesday December 27 and Monday January 2.

If you need to check your collection day, you can find the information online.

Just visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/cityclean and put in your postcode.

The council has offered the following help and guidance over recycling this Christmas.

Food and drink

Plastic bottles can go straight into your recycling box or bin, but remember to give them a quick rinse them and remove any plastic tops or lids.

Drinks cans, food tins, empty aerosols and glass bottles and jars can also go in your recycling box or bin along with egg boxes, cardboard sleeves for food packaging and all tin biscuit boxes. Remember to keep your glass in a separate recycling box or bag so it doesn’t contaminate the other materials.

Wrapping paper and cardboard

Please only recycle wrapping paper - foil or paper covered in glitter can’t be recycled.

Flatten any cardboard boxes and paper bags to make space in your recycling bins and boxes. You can also visit a community recycling point or one of the city’s two recycling centres.

Christmas trees

Christmas tree recycling sites across the city will be open between January 2 and January 14.

To find your nearest site visit: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/christmas-tree-recycling