Residents in Lichfield and Burntwood can do their bit to make 2009 a green Christmas by recycling their festive waste during the holiday season.
All of Staffordshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres – including the Lichfield Centre off Trent Valley Road and at Ring Road, Burntwood – will be open from 9am-4.30pm between December 27 and December 31.
They will re-open on as usual on January 2.
Each of the facilities will be open until 3pm on Christmas Eve and they will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
County Councillor Robert Marshall, Cabinet member for Regeneration and Infrastructure, said:
“The county council’s waste bosses are once again showing their commitment to boosting recycling and cutting CO2 emissions by opening their recycling centres over the Christmas holiday.
“Over the festive break, we generally produce more waste than usual. There’s the packaging and boxes that presents come in as well as old or broken items that have been replaced by new versions and are no longer needed.
“Residents all over Staffordshire can help to make 2009 a truly ‘green’ Christmas by cleaning out this sort of clutter and taking it down to their nearest recycling centre. Always remember that in the long run, the more we recycle, the less the county has to pay in disposal costs and the less we all have to pay in council tax.”
People can call 0800 232323 for more information on their nearest household waste recycling centre.