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21 December 2017

Waste collection changes over the festive and new year period

We'd ask people to bear with us during this time as collections may be at a different time during the day than normal due to the sheer amount needing collecting

Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for waste

Residents are being reminded of the changes to their waste and recycling collection days over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

There will be no waste or recycling collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day and garden waste collections will be suspended from Christmas Day for two weeks.

Revised collection days are set out in the table below.

 

Normal collection dayRevised household waste, black box, plastic bottles and cardboard collection dayRevised garden waste collection day
Mon 25 DecemberWed 27 DecemberNo collections
Tues 26 DecemberThu 28 DecemberNo collections
Wed 27 DecemberFri 29 DecemberNo collections
Thu 28 DecemberSat 30 DecemberNo collections
Fri 29 DecemberTue 2 JanuaryNo collections
Mon 1 JanuaryWed 3 JanuaryNo collections
Tue 2 JanuaryThu 4 JanuaryNo collections
Wed 3 JanuaryFri 5 JanuaryNo collections

Thu 4 January

Sat 6 JanuaryNo collections
Normal collection dayRevised household waste, black box, plastic bottles and cardboard collection dayRevised garden waste collection day
Fri 5 JanuaryMon 8 JanuaryNo collections
Mon 8 JanuaryTue 9 JanuaryTue 9 January
Tue 9 JanuaryWed 10 JanuaryWed 10 January
Wed 10 JanuaryThu 11 JanuaryThu 11 January
Thu 11 JanuaryFri 12 JanuaryFri 12 January
Fri 12 JanuarySat 13 JanuarySat 13 January
Mon 15 JanuaryBack to normalBack to normal


Here are some festive recycling tips yule want to take note of:.All collections, including garden waste, will return to normal from Monday 15 January. If you have paid for a the garden waste collection service you can leave your real Christmas tree alongside your garden waste bin on your first garden waste collection day in January and we will ensure it is composted.

  • Please put your bins out at 7am on your collection days
  • If you receive new electrical items for Christmas, please recycle your old ones at your local Household Recycling Centre
  • You will no doubt need batteries this Christmas, please don't put old batteries in the bin as they can cause fires in the collection vehicles and at the waste treatment plant. These can be recycled at most shops that sell them and your local Household Recycling Centre
  • If you have too many glass bottles for your black box, simply leave the extras ones in a carrier bag next to it the box on your next collection day
  • Want to recycling your Christmas jumper? Don't forget you can put that, and other textiles, in a carrier bag in your black box
  • When it's time to take the Christmas cards down, these can be recycled in your blue lidded bin providing they are not shiny or glittery
  • Don't want to waste any food this Christmas? We subsidise food waste composters that can take all food waste
  • If you can scrunch your used wrapping paper up and it doesn't bounce back then this can be recycled in your blue lidded bin. Foil wrapping paper cannot be recycled
  • Opening hours and days at our Household Recycling Centres will be changing over the Christmas period please visit our website, to check when your local centre is open.

Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for waste, said: "It's a very busy time of year for our waste collection service with lots more extra waste generated. We'd ask people to bear with us during this time as collections may be at a different time during the day than normal due to the sheer amount needing collecting.

"We'd encourage everyone to recycle as much as they can over the Christmas and New Year period and our dedicated team will be on hand to collect it."

With waste and recycling collection services due to change in summer 2018, you can now receive email alerts to keep you up to date with what's going on. Please visit our website and simply fill out an online form.

Last updated: 21 December 2017 | Last reviewed: 21 December 2017

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