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Festive rubbish and recycling collections

Festive rubbish and recycling collections Credit: PA

There will be no change to rubbish and recycling collections in County Durham over the festive period.

Durham County Council is asking residents to put their bins out as normal over Christmas and New Year.

Bins should be left at the kerbside by 7am on your normal collection day.

The last day for bulky waste and white goods collections will be Friday, 23 December, with the service resuming on Tuesday, 3 January.

Christmas waste Credit: PA

Please find details of services including bulky waste collections, Christmas tree recycling and HWRC opening times on the council's website.

Cllr Brian Stephens, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships, said:

We all produce significantly more waste than normal over the Christmas and New Year period so it’s especially important that we take extra care to dispose of it responsibly. This year, there will be no change to kerbside collections but I would urge people to take note of other changes to waste and recycling services, such as HWRC closures and the pause in bulky waste and white goods collections."

– Cllr Brian Stephens, Durham County Council

Sunderland statue due to be lifted back into place

Terpsichore was left hanging from the top of the tower Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Work is due to begin hoisting the statue of Terpsichore back into position on the tower of Sunderland Empire Theatre.

The statue of the Greek Muse of dancing and choral song was dislodged in high winds in January and had to be removed.

Now the restored statue will reclaim her rightful place.

The Theatre has been without Terpsichore for nearly a year Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Weather permitting work replacing the statue is due to begin at 8am Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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