With the festive season well on its way, Waverley Borough Council is reminding residents that it’s not only their turkeys that need stuffing but also their recycling bins!

There will be changes to your bin collections over the Christmas period with collections from December 25 being two days behind (Monday collection will happen Wednesday, Tuesday collection will happen Thursday). Normal collections will resume from January 8. 

You can, once again, recycle your real Christmas tree (if you can’t replant it) at one of Waverley’s many Christmas tree drop-off points from December 27 up to January 19.

The sites can be found at: Woolmer Hill Sports ground; High Lane Recreation ground; Village Way Car Park, Cranleigh (by basketball hoop); Haslemere Recreation ground; Holloway Hill Recreation ground; Nursery Road Car Park, Broadwater Park; Wrecclesham Recreation ground; Rowledge Recreation ground; Weybourne Recreation ground and Farnham Park.

Glitter covered and non-paper wrapping made from foil-based paper cannot be recycled and needs to be put in your general rubbish bin. Greeting cards that contain any glitter, foil, plastics or embossing are not recyclable. Tear off these sections, as well as any badges and put them in your rubbish bin. Batteries should not be put in your bin as they are a fire risk when collected with other rubbish. 

Cllr Steve Williams said: “The festive season is nearly upon us and with presents being opened, cards sent and food eaten, we need to make sure we recycle as much as we can.”

See here for more advice.