Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment and planning, said:
“At Christmas, we all end up with an abundance of cardboard because of the packaging on everything from food to toys. Lots of it gets taken to our 10 household waste recycling sites over Christmas so, this time, we are taking the collections to our residents.”
The collections will be held on supermarket car parks close to recycling bring sites so that residents can recycle their glass bottles at the same time. Staff, with collection vehicles, will be at the following locations from 10am-3pm:
Wednesday, 29 December:
- Beverley, Tesco,
- Goole, Tesco
- Bridlington, Hilderthorpe coach park, next to Tesco
Thursday, 30 December:
- Hedon, Co-op
- Willerby, Waitrose
- Market Weighton, Tesco.
Residents are asked to flatten the cardboard and remove sticky labels, tape and any non-cardboard packaging. Picture caption: Joe Kench, 9, with examples of cardboard for collection.