Do The Right Thing this Christmas
Christmas is a great time for giving and celebrating, but we can all do the right thing in many different ways
Be less wasteful and remember to recycle
The festive period is nearly upon us, so here’s all the information you need to make sure you don’t miss your waste and recycling collections.
Collection day on the weeks beginning 22 December and 29 December 2014:
|Normal collection day||Revised collection day|
|Monday||Monday (no change)|
|Tuesday||Tuesday (no change)|
|Wednesday||Wednesday (no change)|
Collection days will return to normal on the week beginning 5 January 2015
We all tend to have extra waste over Christmas but remember there’s no limit to the amount of recycling and food waste you can put out for collection.
You can use your clear sacks or shared recycling bins to recycle your wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, glass bottles and jars, tins and cans, food and drink cartons and plastic bottles, pots tubs and trays. If you have large cardboard boxes, please fold and place them next to your clear sack or shared bin. Please rinse your recycling, especially food packaging. Squashing it will help you to fit it all in!
If you have a food waste collection, you can use this to recycle all of your vegetable peelings and any leftovers including bones. Remember to lock your bin by placing the handle fully into the forward or back position. This will prevent any spillages should the bin be knocked over.
Recycling your Christmas tree, made easy
If you have a real Christmas tree you can put it out on your normal collection day on the week beginning 5 January and we will collect it. Alternatively, you can take it to one of the following sites from 6 to 31 January:
- Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, SW4
- Streatham Common, rear of Upper Common car park, SW16
- Archbishops Park, Carlisle Lane, SE1
- Lambeth Reuse and Recycling Centre
- Vale Street, SE27 9PA (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
If you have any questions or need further information please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Befriend an Older Person
Christmas may be a time to see the family but some older people are not so lucky. Age UK Lambeth runs a befriending service for older people who may feel isolated and lonely. They currently need volunteers who can offer 1-2 hours a week. Full training will be provided. Email email@example.com or call 020 7346 6800
Lambeth already has over 300 snow wardens. You can volunteer either individually or as a group and you will be given training and the equipment you need to help clear your pavement from snow and ice.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7926 0524