Collection calendars sent out to every household already indicate these festive season date changes and people are being urged to check their calendars to make sure they know when to put out their bins and boxes.
The calendars are also available on South Lakeland District Council’s website by inputting a postcode at: http://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/collection-calendar/
For the week commencing 19 December all collection dates will be as normal.
However, from the week commencing Monday, 26 December, collections will be changed, with some collections being made earlier than usual.
If your collection day is usually a Monday, instead of being picked up on 26 December your collection will be made two days early on Saturday, 24 December.
If your normal collection day is a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday then in the week commencing 26 December your collection will be a day later – ie Tuesday, 27 December collection will be made on Wednesday, 28 December.
From the week commencing Monday, 2 January, all collections will be one day later than usual.
Real Christmas trees can be recycled using the green garden waste bin, or can be taken to one of the waste and recycling centres, at Rothay Holme, Ambleside; Guides Lot, Grange; Canal Head, Kendal or Morecambe Road, Ulverston.
Residents are also reminded that old Christmas cards can be recycled using the recycling box for paper, and in areas that are now on cardboard kerbside recycling then card packaging from Christmas presents can be placed in the same box.