THE Bank Holiday weekend is a good time to get all those jobs done around the house that have been sat on the to do list for months.
After a big clear-out, often there are lots of bits that need to go to the tip – but will yours be open on Monday?
Are tips open on Bank Holiday Monday?
Despite most tips, or household waste recycling centres, being closed on major days over the festive season – including New Year's Day – they are typically open on Bank Holiday Monday.
To avoid being caught out, it's always best to check your local dump before heading off.
Some councils are urging people to only make the trip to the tip if it's 'essential' to avoid crowding.
Where is my local tip and when is it open?
Head to your council website to find your local tip and its opening times.
You can use this tool to find who your local authority is.
To avoid a big build-up of rubbish in the future, check out how to reduce your household waste.
Some of the expert's ideas include taking your own containers to supermarket butchers, using fabric nappies and letting kids dish up their own dinners.
What can you take to the tip?
Again, this differs from place-to-place. You should also check what they DON'T take before setting out.
However, as an example this is what is accepted by Barnsley council:
- green garden waste
- wood and chipboards
- large electrical items
- small electrical items
- hard plastic
- textiles and shoes
- glass bottles and jars
- car oil
- cooking oil
- household batteries
- fridges and freezers (domestic only)
- soil and rubble (maximum of 5 x 25kg bags within any 6 month period)
- cardboard drinks cartons
- domestic fluorescent tubes and bulbs
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