why do recycling collections have problems after Christmas?

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why do recycling collections have problems after Christmas?

The amount of recycling collected in the period immediately after Christmas is considerably greater than at any other time of the year. A collection vehicle can only collect so much before being illegally overweight and having to tip leading to delays. From a practical and financial view it is unrealistic to just obtain a load more collection vehicles and crews to support the regular collection rounds. The alternative would be to restrict residents and not allow any additional recycling at all but we know this wouldn't help when you have piles of cardboard and wrapping paper left over from Christmas. So we ask for patience immediately after Christmas if the collections are running a day or 2 behind.

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