HYNDBURN Council has asked residents to recycle as much waste as possible this Christmas, reminding people that its bulky waste service is still free.

Cabinet member for recycling and deputy leader Coun Munsif Dad said: “The festive season is a time of year when households generate more waste than usual, so please recycle as much as you can, bearing in mind that our new improved service allows you to recycle waxed cartons with your paper and cardboard, plus mixed plastics with your plastic bottles and you can even recycle your old domestic batteries. “Also please remember the Council still offers a free bulky waste collection service for certain items.

Furniture and electrical items in good working order or condition, like settees, chairs, tables washing machines, microwaves and music systems can be donated and reused within the local community.

Call the Hyndburn Used Furniture Service on 01254 393784.