New Year Waste and Recycling Collection Changes
Happy New Year!
Garden waste collections resume from Tuesday 7 January, but will be one day later than normal, with all catch-up collections due to be completed by Saturday 11 January.
Household waste and recycling catch-up collections will take place on Saturday 4 and Saturday 11 January.
All collection days will revert to normal from Monday 13 January.
Recycle your Christmas tree with your garden waste
You can leave your real Christmas tree alongside your garden waste bin on your scheduled collection days in January. If it is a large tree, please cut it into manageable pieces.
Alternatively, you can take it to any of our household recycling centres (HRCs). All trees collected at the kerbside or the HRCs are composted.
Household recycling centre opening times
All centres are open 10am- 4pm, five days per week. Please check which days your household recycling centre is open before travelling.
Thank you for recycling in 2019
With your help we have composted more than 38,000 tonnes of garden waste in Wiltshire over the past 12 months.
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Wiltshire Bee & Honey show unveils speaker line up for October event
The Wiltshire Bee and Honey show organisers have revealed their programme of speakers and exhibitors for this years’ day long festival of all things associated with bees in the region. As well as learning how to start your own hive on a budget, visitors to the October 5th show in Devizes will learn all about how bees make their honey as well as communicate with each other. Entry is free for everyone.
Amongst those giving free lectures is local Bee Keeper, Richard Rickets, training officer for Melksham and District Beekeeper’s Association and Deputy Editor of one of the UK’s most popular Bee Magazines, Bee Craft. He will be explaining how to get into Bee Keeping, the trials, tribulations and excitement of harvesting your own honey and answering questions on everything from the cost of setting up your own hive to coping with bee stings.
He will be joined by Lynfa Davis, a Master Beekeeper who will explain how bees communicate with each other as well as the importance of comb production. Another of the keynote speakers is Norman Carreck a beekeeper for nearly 40 years, as well as being a bee research scientist at the University of Sussex’. He will be talking about the future for local bees in Wiltshire and the whole UK.
Wessex Water headline supporters of the show will be explaining how visiting green spaces can help improve your health and wellbeing and the many ways to can take part and enjoy the beautiful sites across our region, together with goodies to bring wildlife to your garden.
There are a number of exhibitors including Walworth’s Brewers from Devizes, who have developed a special ale for the show and visitors can sample the new honey flavoured Beer. There will also be mead, for those that want a taste. They will be joined by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, CPRE Wiltshire, Woodland Trust and Bumble Bee Conservation Trust.
Visitors are promised hands-on experiences from Candle Rolling to exploring inside a virtual hive as well learning all about where and when they can find flora, fauna and open spaces in Wiltshire that are home to many varieties of insects.
Saturday, 5 October 2019 – Entry is free to all.
Corn Exchange, The Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS
Contact the organiser: email@example.com