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Christmas waste collections will be three days late

Household waste collections in Swansea will be three days later than residents' normal collection day during Christmas week.

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It means residents will need to hold on to their waste for a few days and help Swansea Council keep streets clean by not putting it out early.

The three day change applies to all collections between Monday 25 December and Thursday 28 December. The collection for Friday 29 December will be four days later on January 2.

Waste collections will also be two days later than normal in the first week of the new year.

The Council is advising residents who want to dispose of household waste sooner to use one of the five recycling sites which reopen the day after Boxing Day (27 December).

Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment Services said: "Households will normally generate slightly more waste during the Christmas period and we want residents to do the right thing and recycle as much as they can.

"There are some items that can't be recycled such as wrapping paper and Christmas cards that have glitter on them.

"Plenty of turkeys will be getting carved so make sure what's left is put in the food waste bins.

"We will also be accepting real Christmas trees at our recycling sites but residents can also chop them up and dispose of them in the kerbside green waste bag."

The Council recently announced the delivery of the first of a new 38-strong fleet of refuse collection vehicles after agreeing a five-year lease.

Cllr Thomas added: "The delivery of these new collection vehicles is welcome after the suffering minor problems with vehicles during 2017."

To find out when collections are over the Christmas period, residents can visit the council's recycling pages.

A downloadable 2018 calendar is also available to remind households when pink and green weeks are.

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