Oldham Council have announced their Christmas and New Year closure arrangements.
Emergency out-of-hours services will remain available for urgent situations such as social care, but residents should only use them in genuine cases.
Services affected – and details of emergency contact telephone numbers – are on the council’s website at www.oldham.gov.uk/Christmas
There will be no waste collections on December 25, 26 and 1 Jan so we’ve made alternative arrangements. Affected households have received a leaflet with all the relevant information about the changes to their collections in the run up to Christmas.
Waste and recycling can also be taken to Arkwright Street Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Oldham, OL9 9LZ or your nearest facility. The centres are closed on December 25 and January 1.
You can recycle your Christmas tree by either cutting it into small pieces and putting it in your garden bin or by taking it to Arkwright Street Household Waste and Recycling centre or to one of the following recycling ‘drop off’ points from December 22 to January 28:
• Higher Memorial Park (car park), Joseph St, Failsworth (open dawn til dusk)
• Royton Park (car park) off Bleasdale St, Royton (anytime access)
• Werneth Park (car park) off Frederick St, Werneth (open dawn til dusk)
• Churchill Playing Fields (car park), Wellington Road, Greenfield (anytime access)
To find out what you can recycle, check your postcode and view dates of your collection, visit www.oldham.gov.uk/waste