Christmas and New Year collections

As usual there are:

  • No refuse collections at houses during Christmas week - refuse collections start again in New Year's week.
  • No garden waste or bulky waste collections during Christmas or New Year's weeks - normal collection schedules start again on Monday 6 January.

See below for full details, or check the label that we'll put on your bin in December.

Christmas week


Put these bins out ONLY:

                                              Food  Recycling  Glass

Normal collection day Actual collection day
Monday 23 December Normal collections
Tuesday 24 December Monday 23 December
Wednesday 25 December Tuesday 24 December
Thursday 26 December Tuesday 24 December
Friday 27 December Normal collections

*There will be no refuse collections at houses. But, due to space restrictions at flats we will make refuse collections at flats as normal during Christmas week.

New Year's Week


Please put these bins out:

                                                Food  Recycling  Glass    Refuse

Normal collection day Actual collection day
Monday 30 December Normal collections
Tuesday 31 December Normal collections
Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January
Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January
Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January

Normal collections

Normal collection schedules for all bins start again on Monday 6 January.

Real Christmas tree recycling

In January we run free real Christmas tree recycling for all residents. Please see the label we'll put on your bin in December for details of when to put your real Christmas tree (no decorations) out for recycling.

Or you can check our Where I live page (if it's Christmas tree week it will tell you. If it isn't, then Christmas trees won't be mentioned). Don't cut up your tree - it's easier to pick up whole.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a fortnightly service because our garden waste lorries pick them up, so we can only collect on the weeks specified on your bin label.

Christmas bin labels

As usual, during December we'll hang a label on your bin to remind you about Christmas and New Year collections.


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