Date Published: 17 December 2018
We've launched a festive campaign encouraging waste awareness this Christmas.
The campaign, which kicks off on Christmas Eve and will last 12 days, aims to help people reduce, reuse and recycle rubbish.
Christmas is when Rutland generates the most waste. During the rest of the year, residents produce around 850 tonnes of waste a month. However, over the festive period last year this increased to nearly a thousand tonnes a month.
As part of the campaign, the Council has revamped the information on the A-Z Services section if its website and made it easier to search.
The website also features a new Festive Waste Guide, where users can find a variety of tips, including how to reuse leftovers, what to do with wrapping paper and where to dispose of old batteries.
Over the Christmas period, we're providing residents with special blue bags to cater for excess recyclable waste.
Households can also order a free supplementary recycling bin online, if needed.
“Christmas is the busiest time of year in Rutland when it comes to waste. We’re working extra hard to help Rutlanders reduce excess, increase recycling and hopefully get into good habits for the New Year, such as rinsing bottles and pots and putting items loose into the grey bin, rather than tying in a bag. Reducing, reusing and recycling waste can help households to save money this Christmas, which is normally quite an expensive time of year for us all. We encourage everyone to head over to our website and Facebook page to find out more and get involved.”
Councillor Gordon Brown, Portfolio Holder for Waste Services
For and advice and tips, follow the Council’s Facebook page, where there will be regular updates during the 12-day campaign. You can also go to our 12 Days of Festive Waste page.