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Christmas and New Year 2020/21 Waste and Recycling Collections

Love Where You Live: Buddy the Bin
Love Where You Live: Buddy the Bin

The Christmas and New Year 2020/21 revised waste and recycling collection days are:

Normal Collection DayRevised Collection Day
Monday 21 December 2020Saturday 19 December 2020
Tuesday 22 December 2020Monday 21 December 2020
Wednesday 23 December 2020Tuesday 22 December 2020
Thursday 24 December 2020Wednesday 23 December 2020
Friday 25 December 2020Thursday 24 December 2020
Monday 28 December 2020Monday 28 December 2020
Tuesday 29 December 2020Tuesday 29 December 2020
Wednesday 30 December 2020Wednesday 30 December 2020
Thursday 31 December 2020Thursday 31 December 2020
Friday 1 January 2021Saturday 2 January 2021

Garden waste collections will not take place between Monday 21 December 2020 and Friday 1 January 2021.

Don’t forget you can always check online when your next few collections will take place for household waste, recycling and garden waste (if you subscribe to the Garden Waste Collection Service) . 

Use the ‘When are my bins collected’ look-up on the home page.

Excess Waste
During the Christmas and New Year period only waste left in bags beside the black bin on a household waste collection day will be accepted.  Collection teams will only empty one black bin per property unless extra bin capacity has been authorised.

Excess Recyclables
Recyclable materials in cardboard boxes left beside the brown bin on recycling weeks will be collected throughout the year.

Do not put gift wrap in the brown recycling bin. Most gift wrap is plastic film, foil or heavily over-printed, low grade paper. Used gift wrap is also often scrunched up and covered with sticky tape. Overall it has very little, if any, material benefit for recycling.

During the festive period, the Local Recycling Centres will be monitored and emptied regularly.

The Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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