Redcar and Cleveland Council is reminding residents of the revised Christmas refuse collection times - and urging everyone to remember to recycle real Christmas trees and cards as well as the regular cans, paper, glass, plastic and cardboard, which are plentiful at this time of year.
There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day, but the Council's catch-up arrangements will ensure everything is back to normal on Tuesday, January 8.
Collection dates will change from:
Tuesday, December 25 to Thursday, December 27
Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28
Thursday, December 27 to Saturday, December 29
Friday, December 28 to Monday, December 31
Tuesday, January 1 to Wednesday, January 2
Wednesday, January 2 to Thursday, January 3
Thursday, January 3 to Friday, January 4
Friday, January 4 to Saturday, January 5.
For more information, log on to the recycling section on the Council's website or call the Council's Contact Centre on 08456 126 126 for further assistance
You can place real Christmas trees out for collection on green waste collection days. Residents who do not have a green waste collection can take the trees to Warrenby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Dunsdale Household Waste Recycling Centre, Saltburn Somerfield Car Park Community Recycling Point and Guisborough Forest and Walkway.
The Woodland Trust and Recycle Now's annual Christmas Card Recycling Scheme hope to plant 24,000 trees by collecting 100 million cards.
Put your Christmas cards out with your cardboard and plastic for recycling from Monday, January 2 to Thursday, January 31 or take them to participating primary schools and libraries or Tesco, T-K-Max, WHSmith and M&S.
The Council's new Waste & Recycling 2008/2009 calendar, which details collection dates from February, 2008 to March, 2009, is being delivered in January. If you require the new collections calendar in other languages, Braille, on tape and in Large Print, contact 08456 126 126.