Christmas 2020 bin collections

Bin collections will continue as normal up to and including Christmas Eve, 24 December. Like all key workers, our refuse collectors have worked harder than ever this year, so will be taking a break between Christmas and New Year. Collections will resume as normal from 4 January 2021.

What does that mean?

This break means most households will have the equivalent of one less bin collection over the festive period, which may be grey or green depending on your collection schedule.

What if my bins get full?

We will be taking up to three bags of excess household waste that is tied and left beside your grey bin on the first collection, neatly flattened cardboard boxes left behind your green bin on its first collection will also be taken. Any excess waste will only be collected up until 14 January. The five Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Kirklees will be open as usual, excluding bank holidays, with COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

Where can I find out my waste and recycling collection dates?

You can find your waste and recycling collections dates and recycling centre opening times on our website. Don’t forget that you can also access our most popular services, including the printable 2021 collection calendar, 24/7 with a My Kirklees Account.

Getting an Alexa this Christmas?

By using the My Kirklees skill on Alexa devices, you can check when your bin is due to be collected and report a missed bin collection.

Cllr Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Greener Kirklees said:

“We hope by releasing Christmas bin collection details as early as possible it will allow households to plan ahead. Taking your feedback on board, we have tried to keep arrangements as simple as possible this year.

More people have been shopping online due to the pandemic, which leads to a lot of excess cardboard waste, making recycling even more important this Christmas. Not just postage boxes, but wrapping, packaging and many plastics can be recycled in your green bin too. Waste and other recyclables like glass can be taken to your local household waste recycling centre. Bear in mind that any wrapping paper with foil or glitter isn’t recyclable but could be re-used for craft projects.

Finally, I’d like to thank our refuse collectors and other key workers for all their hard work this year.”