Time to slim down your ‘waste’ in the New Year

Press Release: 31/12/2014

Christmas Waste

Many of us are used to that New Year diet aimed at reducing our waist sizes. However, Winchester City Council is recommending that households use the start of the New Year as a perfect opportunity to reduce their other household ‘wastes’ by using the network of recycling facilities across the District to dispose of items that can be reused or recycled.

Everyone is used to getting rid of extra glass bottles and jars at the bottle banks from the Christmas gatherings but many forget to make sure that their tree is recycled as part of the garden waste collection service which starts again after the festivities each year.

And if you find you can’t face another year with that jolly jumper or sad socks then the Council has a network of textile banks where these can be put to good use along with any other unwanted clothing from a Spring Clean out.

Cllr Jan Warwick, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Health & Wellbeing, is encouraging everyone to take part. Launching the campaign, she said: “This year the City Council will be delivering a programme of events as part of its Great Waste Initiative and the New Year is the ideal opportunity to get off to a perfect start.

“I hope everyone will take this opportunity to make sure that they recycle or reuse as much as possible and remind themselves which items we collect for recycling.”

For details of Christmas collections and recycling in the Winchester district please see details on the website: http://www.winchester.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/christmas-new-year-2014-15-waste-recycling-collect