What’s happening to bin collections over Christmas?
We have announced our plans for waste and recycling collections over the Christmas period.
Will there be any changes to collection dates over Christmas?
Bin collections will continue as normal up to and including Christmas Eve, December 24, with a break over Christmas and New Year, restarting again on 6 January.
This means everyone will miss one bin collection, but we have confirmed that we will be taking up to 3 bags of excess household waste that is presented neatly beside the bin on the first collection of your waste bin in January (up until the 14 January).
To make sure people who have their bins emptied on a Wednesday or Thursday don’t miss a collection two weeks in a row, special arrangements have been made to collect the bins due to be emptied on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
This means that if your bin was due to be emptied on 25 December a special collection will take place on the 3 January. And, if your bin was due to be emptied on the 26 December a special collection will take place on the 2 January.
Cllr Rob Walker, Cabinet Member for Environment said:
“We hope by releasing Christmas bin collection details as early as possible it will allow households to plan ahead. We have tried to keep arrangements as simple as possible and minimise disruption over the festive period.
If you find you have more waste than will fit in your bin, our household waste recycling centres will be open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
We will also collect bags up to three bags of extra waste if they are presented next to your bin on your next collection day.”
Where can I find out my waste and recycling collection dates?
People who are unable to access the internet can visit one of our customer service centres or their local library and information centre where a member of staff will be able to assist.
You can also find advice on reducing the waste you create by visiting recyclenow.