Christmas 2016 Waste and Recycling Collections

News : Christmas 2016 Waste and Recycling Collections

All collections will take place on their usual days over Christmas and New Year, including Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and on the public bank holidays after Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Black bins will continue to be collected as normal on their fortnightly cycle. Please make sure you recycle as much as possible as excess side waste and bins with raised lids will not be collected.

Brown bins will be suspended for two weeks from Monday, 26 December andSaturday, 7 January inclusive. This will enable crews to focus on collecting extra recycling. Please refer to your collections calendar as to when your brown bin will be collected next.

Recycling boxes and food bins will continue to be collected weekly for all households on their usual collection day.

Large cardboard will be collected for two weeks from Monday, 26 December and Saturday, 7 January inclusive. If you have large cardboard and it won't fit in your recycling box, please flatten it as much as possible andplace next to your boxes on your collection day. Please do not place it inside another cardboard box.

Extra recycling can also be put out for collection over Christmas.If you have more recycling than your boxes can hold, please continue to sort your items and place them into clear or white bags next to your boxes (not black or green sacks). Don't forget that you can recycle a range of festive items, including
Christmas cards, wrapping paper, sweet tins and drinks bottles.

Real Christmas trees will be collected on your scheduled brown bin collection day from 8 January for a four-week period. Please break it up and put it into your brown bin or place next to your recycling boxes. Alternatively take it to your local household waste recycling centre - you can find your nearest at
There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees and they are only collected from households, not businesses or other premises.

Check your collection calendar - new waste and recycling calendars were sent to households in October, featuring bin collection dates for the next two years up to June 2018. If you have not received this calendar you can find the information and check your collection day on our website at or call us on 01327 871100.

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