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Refuse and recycling collections over Easter…

… are the same as usual.

Thank you Islington Council!

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Christmas refuse collections in Islington

I’ve already blogged about Christmas recycling collections. As far as the refuse collections go, it’s pretty much business as usual unless your normal collection day is a Friday.

As the Council website explains, with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Fridays, residents who normally have collections on a Friday (as we do in Morton Road), will have their materials collected on Sunday 27 December and Saturday 2 January instead.

Collection days during Christmas and New Year
Wednesday 23 December As normal
Thursday 24 December As normal
Friday 25 December Collection on Sunday 27th December
Saturday 26 December No collection
Monday 28 December As normal
Tuesday 29 December As normal
Wednesday 30 December As normal
Thursday 31 December As normal
Friday 1 January Collection on Saturday 2nd January
Monday 4 January As normal
Tuesday 5 January As normal
Wednesday 6 January As normal

Pretty good service!

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Christmas recycling in Islington

Some useful info from Islington Council’s recycling team:

Refuse and Recycling collections during Christmas and New Year

With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Fridays, residents who normally have collections on a Friday will have their materials collected on Sunday 27 December and Saturday 2 January instead. The Council website has the full list of scheduled changes.

Christmas tree recycling

If you live in a street property you can simply leave your Christmas tree at the edge of your property along with your normal green waste from Monday 4 January. If you live on an estate please contact your Area Housing Office for more information on how to recycle your Christmas tree.

There will also be four bring sites for Christmas trees at parks in Islington between 2 and 17 January:
* Kings Square in EC1
* Rosemary Gardens in Canonbury
* Elthorne Park near Archway
* Barnard Park in Barnsbury

You can also take green waste, including Christmas trees, to the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre at Hornsey Street.

Extra recycling bags

Apparently the Council are also delivering a pack of 10 clear recycling sacks for extra recycling to the properties which get the green box service. I’ve not seen these yet but will look forward to them. Especially as I’m hoping to do a bit of a tidy up and clearout between Christmas and New Year!

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Plastic fantastic

Hooray! We can now put all those annoying bits of plastic packaging in our Islington recycling boxes.

Plastic drinks bottles joined the mix a while ago, but now we can add yoghurt and margarine tubs, sandwich containers, even plastic bags. Also juice cartons and other tetrapaks.

So we can now recycle plastics, glass, paper, cardboard and cans. And compost our food and garden waste.

I’m beginning to wonder what will be left in our black bag?

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Vintage fashion fair at Archway

I do love a bit of vintage fashion, whether it’s in Camden Passage or online at sites like Couture Allure. It’s the chicest kind of recycling.

This weekend there’s a new vintage fashion event (if that’s not a contradiction in terms) up at Archway. It’s taking place at The Byam Shaw School of Art in Elthorne Road, from 11am-5pm on Sunday. Entrance is just £3.

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Business recycling

This week is Recycle Week, on the credit-crunchy theme of Let’s Waste Less.

Islington Council has more information online. There are lots of recycling schemes out there, but getting the information to people is crucial.

While were sheltering from the storm in the pub on Monday I had a good chat with the licensee. She has piles of bottles to recycle, and was regretting the limited opportunities for glass recycling from the main trade waste contractors. It doesn’t help that the inevitable government targets for councils are all about domestic recycling, plus business rates go off to the Treasury and don’t cover local trade waste services. Even small firms have to find and fund their own recycling. One option is to use a specialist contractor such as Paper Round.

Meanwhile in the Angel Business Improvement District, there’s a new scheme to collect paper for recycling, starting with firms based in St John Street, Pentonville Road, Penton Street and White Lion Street.

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Refuse collections as normal over Easter

I was going to post something about changes to the rubbish collections over the Easter holidays. But there aren’t any!

The Islington Council website reports “Recycling and refuse collections continue as normal over the Easter weekend.”

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