Welwyn Hatfield residents urged to recycle during festive period

PUBLISHED: 11:00 30 December 2017

A Welwyn Hatfield Council brown bin

A Welwyn Hatfield Council brown bin

Alan Davies

Welwyn Hatfield residents have been urged to recycle their waste during the festive period.

Hertfordshire County Council has today issued a reminder that waste such as drinks bottles, cans and small bits of cardboard packaging can all be disposed of at the kerbside.

Real Christmas trees can also be recycled, while food scraps can be used for compost.

Terry Hone, cabinet member for waste, said: “A huge amount of waste is produced over the Christmas period and we want Hertfordshire residents to think about recycling and reusing more.

“While we particularly want people to recycle during the festive period, it’s equally important that they carry it on throughout the year.

“We urge people to make a New Year’s resolution to produce less waste and recycle more.”

He added that the average household wastes a substantial amount of money on unused food and drink, which can be used to create cheap and interesting meals.

Household Waste Recycling Centres will all be closed on New Year’s Day, before reopening again on Tuesday, January 2.

For opening times and to check out live webcams visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hwrc.

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