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Find everything you need to know this Christmas

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Wednesday 6 November 2019

The festive season is nearly here. That means there may be some changes to your usual bin collections and Recycling Centre opening times.

It's also the time of year when households across the UK throw away a third more waste on average than normal. That’s an additional 3 million tonnes of waste. That’s why we’ve pulled together some great ideas to help you have the best Christmas without all the waste.

Bin collections and Recycling Centre opening times

There may be some changes to your usual kerbside bin collection days and Recycling Centre opening times over the festive season. Find out your Christmas bin collection changes and Recycling Centre opening times.

Toy donation

If you live near Brentwood, Ingatestone or Rayleigh library find out how you can donate unwanted toys and help other families this Christmas.

Christmas tree

Find out everything you need to know about how to choose the right Christmas tree this year.

Wrapping paper

Find quick and easy ideas to wrap your gifts without creating the waste this Christmas.

Christmas cards

Find out everything you need to know about sending and receiving Christmas cards this year.

Gift ideas

Find inspiration for great gift ideas without all the waste this Christmas.

Planning the big day

Find out how to plan the perfect Christmas day that doesn't cost the earth.

Whatever your plans are this Christmas, the Love Essex team wish you a very Merry Christmas.