Ribble Valley recycling reminder for festive rubbish

RIBBLE Valley householders have been advised on environmentally-friendly ways to dispose of Christmas cards and wrapping paper.

The borough council are urging residents to cut back on their festive waste by using its white sack scheme.

The number of households participating in the scheme, which sees waste paper and cardboard collected fortnightly from the kerbside, has steadily increased since the council took back service July.

The weight of waste paper collected from Ribble Valley households now exceeds 170 tonnes per month.

Council community services chairman Robert Thompson said: “We aim to collect as much waste paper as possible, not only because it helps to protect the planet, but also to contribute towards the cost of providing the service through income from the sale of the waste. We hope as many residents as possible will recycle their Christmas paper and cardboard and help keep our valley clean and green.”

Extra free white sacks for the collection of Christmas waste paper and cardboard are available.

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