Cambridgeshire's nine Household Recycling Centres are ready to help deal with the county's seasonal waste and recycling this Christmas and New Year.

The centres, run by AmeyCespa on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council, accept a wide range of materials for recycling from books to carpets, cardboard to cooking oil, furniture to hardcore, metal to paper and electricals and paint, plus a whole lot more.

Once the festive holidays are over, real Christmas trees can also be taken to the centres where they will be sent for composting.

The centres will be open at their normal times except on Christmas Eve when they will close at 1 pm and they will be closed all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Cllr Roger Hickford, Chair of Highways & Community Infrastructure said: ''We know how much hard work goes into making Christmas a memorable time. There's so much to remember so recycling may not seem like a high priority but it's actually the perfect time to recycle. Our Household Recycling Centres are open throughout the vast majority of the festive holiday "“ only closing on bank holidays and Christmas Eve afternoon during this time. Recycling and re-using at Christmas doesn't have to be a chore, in fact, it's quick and easy so check out the website http://www.recap.co.uk/ for some great ideas."

For more details about your local Recycling Centres and materials accepted, go to www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/recycling_centres.

Items in working order but have been replaced during the Christmas season, such as toys, books or clothes can be given a new lease of life and raise money for a good cause by donating to local charities.

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