Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Christmas is coming - but what do you do with the rubbish?

I absolutely love Christmas.

I love the decorations, the presents, the food, going to church and most importantly spending time with loved ones.

There is one thing I can't stand though.

The rubbish.

Every year there is wrapping paper, packaging, turkey carcasses and so much more.

Getting rid of all of the rubbish can be like some sort of major operation.

Seeing the garbage stacked up against the bin and stored in the garage one has to plan just in what order you are going to get rid of it (and that's before you have to think about how you are going to dispose of broken decorations).

The only light at the end of the tunnel, for me at least, is knowing there are at least going to be a couple of weeks after Christmas when the bin men will take away your large black bin.

Or there was, until this year.

I have just received my annual 'Waste Collection Calendar' from North West Leicestershire District Council.

The Calendar says:

'Christmas 2012 - We will suspend one of your garden waste collections in December / January. Every household will receive three consecutive refuse collections during this period only.'

So far, so good.

The only problem is however which garden waste collection has been suspended?

The bad news, if you live in Coalville at least, is the 19th December!

In other words after Christmas you will only get your normal bin collections this year (but an extra black bin collection a week before Christmas).

So my advice is get ready for plenty of trips to the tip...or make sure this year you open presents and have your Christmas dinner on Tuesday 18th December!

'Great' planning from the Conservative administration at Whitwick Road.