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Christmas Waste and Recycling

29 Nov 2018

With visitors, parties and presents galore we are anticipating an increase in household waste and recycling over the holiday period.

To help lighten the Christmas load, we will collect up to three sacks of additional refuse with your first black bin collection after 25 December. Please place these sacks next to your refuse bin. Waste left outside the black bin but not next to the bin will be treated as fly-tipping. Christmas trees that are left outside of the brown bin but not next to the bin will also be viewed as fly-tipping and treated accordingly.

Our waste and recycling services will operate on a slightly changed calendar to allow for the bank holidays. You can check the changes to your collection dates below. Please put your materials out for collection after 7pm on the day before your collection but before 7am on the day of your collection. If you live in a flat block please place your waste out for collection in the usual way. You can download a copy of the calendar for your area using the link below:

2018 revised collection dates are as follows:

Usual collection day Revised collection day
Monday 24 December Normal collection service 
Tuesday 25 December Thursday 27 December
Wednesday 26 December Friday 28 December
Thursday 27 December Saturday 29 December
Friday 28 December Monday 31 December
Monday 31 December Wednesday 2 January
Tuesday 1 January Thursday 3 January
Wednesday 2 January Friday 4 January
Thursday 3 January Saturday 5 January
Friday 4 January Monday 7 January
Monday 7 January Tuesday 8 January
Tuesday 8 January Wednesday 9 January
Wednesday 9 January Thursday 10 January
Thursday 10 January Friday 11 January
Friday 11 January Saturday 12 January

Collections will return to normal from the week commencing Monday 14 January 2019.

What to do with your….

Real Christmas Tree - You can recycle real Christmas trees in your brown bin or place it by the side of your bin on your recycling collection day, up until the end of January. Make sure to remove all decorations from your tree. 

Christmas cards and wrapping paper - Christmas cards without glitter or electronics can be recycled along with regular non glittered wrapping. Make sure you remove any tape. Foil wrapping paper cannot be recycled.  

Food waste - Remember that the food you do throw away such as veg peelings, turkey bones, tea bags, eggs shells and plate scrapings, can be recycled in your brown bin using compostable bags with the compostable logo or wrapped in newspaper.