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Green Christmas

Happy Christmas from Longford County Council and we hope you have a very merry and green Christmas this year.

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Here is some information to help you with your recycling and waste prevention this Christmas:

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Recycling of real Christmas trees

Longford County Council will be collecting real Christmas trees free of charge at Westlink Civic Amenity site Longford town and Mulleadys Civic Amenity site Drumlish from Monday 4th January to Saturday 23rd January.

Opening hours are as follows:

Westlink Longford Wednesday 9am to 5pm, closed for lunch 1 to 2 and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Mulleadys Drumlish Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

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Bottle Banks

Spread your recycling over the festive period to relieve pressure on recycling facilities. If bottle banks are full avoid a fine and go to another site or take them home for another day. Please do not leave your bags or boxes of cans or bottles on the ground. The bring bank network in Longford is due to be serviced between December 23rd and December 31st so use the banks if possible after these dates to ensure there is capacity for your bottles and cans.

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Recycling your waste at a civic amenity site over the Christmas period

You can recycle your waste at Westlink Civic Amenity Site or Mulleadys Civic Amenity site over the Christmas period. For a list of opening hours please see the following website  - www.mulleadys.com

Catherine Fulvio's 7 secrets to preventing food waste at Christmas 

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5_Make-the-most-of-your-Freezer.mp4 (size 29.8 MB)

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Stop food waste this Christmas

Links to information on preventing food waste

stopfoodwaste.ie/planning-shopping/shopping/survive-the-grocery-shop-this-christmas

https://stopfoodwaste.ie/resource/get-the-most-from-your-fridge

https://stopfoodwaste.ie/resource/freezing

https://stopfoodwaste.ie/resource/perfect-portions

Christmas recipe booklet

Christmas-Recipies-FINAL.pdf (size 4.5 MB)

For more information on food waste and helpful hints and tips visit our food waste section under Environmental Awareness on the councils website or stopfoodwaste.ie