Waste and Recycling at Christmas

Christmas is a truly wonderful time of year but while enjoying the festivities please also remember to recycle, below is a list of what can be recycled in each of the kerbside sort containers.

  • Blue Reusable Sack – Cardboard & Card including delivery boxes and brown packaging paper and Christmas cards without glitter, foil embossing or any other embossing on them (no bows, ribbons etc).
  • Blue Box – Paper including newspapers and magazines, leaflets, envelopes and paper based wrapping paper (glitter or foil based paper is not recyclable and should be placed in your grey residual bags).
  • Red Reusable Sack – Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays (excluding black and brown plastic pots, tubs and trays), food and beverage cartons and metal packaging including cans, tins, empty aerosols, foil and foil trays. Your plastic sweet/ chocolate tubs and metal biscuit tins are also recyclable through the red bag.
  • Green Caddy – Food Waste – including peelings, turkey carcasses and any Christmas left overs.  But why not turn any leftover food into a wonderful dish, like a curry or pie.
  • Green Box – Glass Bottles and Jars – including wine, beer and spirit bottles, sauce jars and non food bottles such as empty perfume bottles.
  • Household-provided clear bag – Household Batteries

For a more detailed list please use the Pembrokeshire Recycling A-Z.

Alternatively, you can take your waste it to any of our Waste and Recycling Centres or recycle through one of our community recycling points located throughout Pembrokeshire.

Waste Collections – Residual (non-recyclable) Waste

We know that a combination of Christmas presents, visitors and changes in collection days will mean fuller residual bags during this period. We will allow properties to present one extra bag at the kerbside during Christmas collection. The date of this collection is shown on households calendars and the bag does not need to be a PCC grey sack, but any residual bag provided by the household.

It is still important to recycle as much as possible though, including wrapping paper (test if it can be recycled by checking that it does not unfold again if you scrunch it up) and food waste such as turkey bones and potato peel.

Waste and Recycling Collection Dates.

This Christmas and New Year, please be aware of changes to your usual collections.

This affects those with waste/recycling collections scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as there will be no collections on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December and Wednesday 1 January.

Collections on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 December will continue. All other collections that week will be two days later than normal.

Collections on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 December will continue. All other collections that week will be one day later than normal.

The only change will be to your collection day and not what is scheduled for collection, please check your calendars or sign up to the email or text notification service via My Account to see which items are collected each week. Please make sure your containers are out for collection by 6.30am.

 

Usual day of collection

Will be collected on

Wednesday 25 December

Friday 27 December

Thursday 26 December

Saturday 28 December

Friday 27 December

Sunday 29 December

 

 

Wednesday 1 January

Thursday 2 January

Thursday 2 January

Friday 3 January

Friday 3 January

Saturday 4 January

Waste and Recycling Centre Opening Times.

Our Waste and Recycling Centres are open on the following days during the festive period:

 

Winsel, Manorowen, Crane Cross

Hermon, St Davids, Waterloo

Monday 23 December

Open normal hours

Closed

Tuesday 24 December

Open normal hours

Closed

Wednesday 25 December

Closed

Closed

Thursday 26 December

Closed

Closed

Friday 27 December

Open normal hours

Open normal hours

Saturday 28 December

Open normal hours

Open normal hours

Sunday 29 December

Open normal hours

Open normal hours

Monday 30 December

Open normal hours

Closed

Tuesday 31 January

Open normal hours

Closed

Wednesday 1 January

Closed

Closed

Thursday 2 January

Normal opening days resume with these sites closed on a Wednesday and Thursday each week during winter

Normal opening days resume with these sites closed on a Monday and Tuesday each week during winter

Free real Christmas tree collection

Pembrokeshire County Council has once again teamed up with local charity FRAME to provide a free kerbside collection of real Christmas trees. 

The service will commence from 6th January 2020 and householders wishing to have a collection can arrange one through the website or by calling Pembrokeshire County Council's contact centre on 01437 764551.

Request for collections will open on 16th December 2019 and residents will have until 8th January 2020 to arrange this.  

Contact centre opening times  

Pembrokeshire County Council is a strategic partner of FRAME and works closely with the charity to provide environmental services for the County.

Please Recycle this Christmas    

Make recycling your New Years resolution!

Contact us:
Tel: 01437 764551
Email: wasteandrecycling@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Web:www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling

ID: 2776, revised 03/12/2019