Residents will also be able to dispose of their Christmas waste and
separated recycling at eight additional sites over the Christmas
period. On Saturday 30 December, refuse and recycling lorries will
collect household waste and festive wrapping, card, plastic bottles
and other recyclable materials from the Copeland Centre in Bretton,
Peterborough between 8 am and 9.30 am.
The lorries will then visit the
Orton Centre car park in Orton Goldhay, Peterborough from 10 am to
11.30 am; Hampton Court in Ravensthorpe, Peterborough from 12 noon
to 1.30 pm; and the Pyramid Centre car park in North Bretton,
Peterborough from 2 pm to 3.30 pm.
The lorries for excess refuse and
recycling will also make collections on Saturday 6 January 2007 from
the car park in Lawson Avenue, Stanground, Peterborough from 8 am to
9.30 am; Park Lane car park in Eastfield, Peterborough from 10 am to
11.30 am; Christ Church car park, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough from 12
noon to 1.30 pm and the Rainbow Centre, Werrington, Peterborough
from 2 pm to 3.30pm.
“Three million tonnes of extra waste
is produced over the Christmas holidays which can end up at landfill
sites,” said Peterborough City Council’s waste and recycling
officer, Holly Beckett. “This is damaging the environment as
landfill is responsible for a quarter of the UK’s methane gas
emissions, which contributes to global warming.
“Most of the extra waste created
during the festive period can be recycled and, while residents in
Peterborough are some of the greenest in the UK, it’s important we
continue to do our bit for the environment this Christmas. The eight
additional sites, which will complement the normal three-bin
service, will help people recycle as much of this additional waste
as possible. Residents can also deposit additional waste to the
householders recycling centre in Dogsthorpe to and excess
recyclables to bring sites across the city.”
Card, paper, television guides,
newspapers, plastic bottles, food and drinks cans, as well as juice
and milk cartons, can be deposited in green bins for recycling.
Glass bottles and jars should be
taken to the nearest bottle bank of which there are more than 30
across the city. Details are available by calling Peterborough
Direct on 01733 747474 or by visiting the city council’s website,
where collection changes can also be viewed. They are
also included in the December edition of Your Peterborough.