Father Christmas promotes recycling in York

York Press: Father Christmas (Andy Richardson) delivers the recycling  message at the Yorwaste centre at Hazel Court, York Father Christmas (Andy Richardson) delivers the recycling message at the Yorwaste centre at Hazel Court, York

WITH more household waste being produced at Christmas than any other time of the year, “Father Christmas” has stepped in to promote the recycling message.

Every year Andy Richardson, who works at Yorwaste’s Hazel Court recycling and waste management centre off James Street, York, dresses up as the man in red to remind householders over the festive period to recycle their Christmas waste.

Mr Richardson said: “It’s a tradition for me to dress up at Christmas, not just to spread some Christmas cheer, but to remind people to come back after Christmas and recycle all their wrapping paper, and boxes, and unwanted items they have cleared out at home.”

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9:43am Thu 26 Dec 13

AnotherPointofView says...

I'd be able to recycle more if the council hadn't stopped green wheely bin collections long before the grass stopped growing!
I'd be able to recycle more if the council hadn't stopped green wheely bin collections long before the grass stopped growing! AnotherPointofView

9:44am Thu 26 Dec 13

pedalling paul says...

Thought it read "promotes cycling" at first glance.
Thought it read "promotes cycling" at first glance. pedalling paul

9:57am Thu 26 Dec 13

Art Baker says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
I'd be able to recycle more if the council hadn't stopped green wheely bin collections long before the grass stopped growing!
Produce a lot of green waste at Christmas do you? Read the article slowly and you will understand it is about recycling Christmas waste. My sprout peelings are already in the compost bin and are starting their recycling journey.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: I'd be able to recycle more if the council hadn't stopped green wheely bin collections long before the grass stopped growing![/p][/quote]Produce a lot of green waste at Christmas do you? Read the article slowly and you will understand it is about recycling Christmas waste. My sprout peelings are already in the compost bin and are starting their recycling journey. Art Baker

11:52am Thu 26 Dec 13

Acomblady says...

Love recycling, especially at Christmas. I put out my boxes for collection before I went to work on Christmas Eve. Came home to find it wasn't collected. Seems we have to wait another fortnight. I don't drive so can't just pop 4 miles to Hazel Court. Please think your policies through better City of York Council before daft promotions like this
Love recycling, especially at Christmas. I put out my boxes for collection before I went to work on Christmas Eve. Came home to find it wasn't collected. Seems we have to wait another fortnight. I don't drive so can't just pop 4 miles to Hazel Court. Please think your policies through better City of York Council before daft promotions like this Acomblady

12:12pm Thu 26 Dec 13

mack says...

At a time when most people have additional refuse of all types, our esteemed Council sees fit to stop all collections for two full weeks. As for recycling, we had our last collection on Dec 10 and our next isn't until Jan 13.
To think we pay them to provide this ....service?
At a time when most people have additional refuse of all types, our esteemed Council sees fit to stop all collections for two full weeks. As for recycling, we had our last collection on Dec 10 and our next isn't until Jan 13. To think we pay them to provide this ....service? mack

2:21pm Thu 26 Dec 13

daft1 says...

Thank you to the council for failing to notify large parts of Fulford of the lack of collections over the festive period. I now have to dodge the numerous boxes left on the pavement from those who put them out last weekend and have failed to take them back in - probably because like myself and others I know, we have no idea when our next collection will be!!!! I regularly fill 4 or 5 boxes of cardboard/paper and plastic bottles/cans over the 2 weeks between visits and having already filled 4 bags I am fast running out of black bags to use to contain all the additional paper and boxes etc. I'm all for recycling but I won't be joining the queues at Hazel Court tomorrow to make life easier for the refuse men - I hope they will be ready for the mountain of additional waste they need to collect!
Thank you to the council for failing to notify large parts of Fulford of the lack of collections over the festive period. I now have to dodge the numerous boxes left on the pavement from those who put them out last weekend and have failed to take them back in - probably because like myself and others I know, we have no idea when our next collection will be!!!! I regularly fill 4 or 5 boxes of cardboard/paper and plastic bottles/cans over the 2 weeks between visits and having already filled 4 bags I am fast running out of black bags to use to contain all the additional paper and boxes etc. I'm all for recycling but I won't be joining the queues at Hazel Court tomorrow to make life easier for the refuse men - I hope they will be ready for the mountain of additional waste they need to collect! daft1

2:40pm Thu 26 Dec 13

PKH says...

They now charge you for recycling rubble waste, so less of it will be recycled a lot of people will get rid of it gradually in their black bins and some will fly-tip it. This measure will cost the council more in the long run.
They now charge you for recycling rubble waste, so less of it will be recycled a lot of people will get rid of it gradually in their black bins and some will fly-tip it. This measure will cost the council more in the long run. PKH

3:04am Fri 27 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

Acomblady wrote:
Love recycling, especially at Christmas. I put out my boxes for collection before I went to work on Christmas Eve. Came home to find it wasn't collected. Seems we have to wait another fortnight. I don't drive so can't just pop 4 miles to Hazel Court. Please think your policies through better City of York Council before daft promotions like this
Well even if you did have a car to drive to Hazel Court, if you drove there with a trailer you'd be turned away - as you need a seperate license for that! same if you turn up in a van or a 4x4.
[quote][p][bold]Acomblady[/bold] wrote: Love recycling, especially at Christmas. I put out my boxes for collection before I went to work on Christmas Eve. Came home to find it wasn't collected. Seems we have to wait another fortnight. I don't drive so can't just pop 4 miles to Hazel Court. Please think your policies through better City of York Council before daft promotions like this[/p][/quote]Well even if you did have a car to drive to Hazel Court, if you drove there with a trailer you'd be turned away - as you need a seperate license for that! same if you turn up in a van or a 4x4. Magicman!

6:23am Fri 27 Dec 13

the butler says...

Is this a planned fiasco for 2014? if so they the council have gotten ahead of themselves, I wonder what the council have as an encore to recycling? the butler..
Is this a planned fiasco for 2014? if so they the council have gotten ahead of themselves, I wonder what the council have as an encore to recycling? the butler.. the butler

2:00pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Maquis says...

Art Baker wrote:
AnotherPointofView wrote:
I'd be able to recycle more if the council hadn't stopped green wheely bin collections long before the grass stopped growing!
Produce a lot of green waste at Christmas do you? Read the article slowly and you will understand it is about recycling Christmas waste. My sprout peelings are already in the compost bin and are starting their recycling journey.
Great and very useful I you have a garden. My sprouts have to go into the bin.
[quote][p][bold]Art Baker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: I'd be able to recycle more if the council hadn't stopped green wheely bin collections long before the grass stopped growing![/p][/quote]Produce a lot of green waste at Christmas do you? Read the article slowly and you will understand it is about recycling Christmas waste. My sprout peelings are already in the compost bin and are starting their recycling journey.[/p][/quote]Great and very useful I you have a garden. My sprouts have to go into the bin. Maquis

4:57pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Daisy75 says...

Yes, it's great to recycle over Christmas- we currently have over a fortnights worth outside in the 70mph winds, and another fortnight until it's collected. Soon the neighbourhood will be festooned in all of our recycling no doubt, so I guess the wrapping paper will make it look even more festive...
Yes, it's great to recycle over Christmas- we currently have over a fortnights worth outside in the 70mph winds, and another fortnight until it's collected. Soon the neighbourhood will be festooned in all of our recycling no doubt, so I guess the wrapping paper will make it look even more festive... Daisy75

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