Christmas Waste and Recycling

03 Dec 2019

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.

Please leave your Christmas Tree immediately next to your brown bin to let us know that you would like it removed.

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:

Revised collection dates are as follows:

Usual collection day Revised collection day
Monday 23 December Normal collection service 
Tuesday 24 December Normal collection service
Wednesday 25 December Friday 27 December
Thursday 26 December Saturday 28 December
Friday 27 December Monday 30 December
Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December
Tuesday 31 December Thursday 2 January
Wednesday 1 January Friday 3 January
Thursday 2 January Saturday 4 January
Friday 3 January Monday 6 January
Monday 6 January Tuesday 7 January
Tuesday 7 January Wednesday 8 January
Wednesday 8 January Thursday 9 January
Thursday 9 January Friday 10 January
Friday 10 January Saturday 11 January

Collections will return to normal from the week commencing Monday 13 January 2020.

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.