Christmas waste and recycling information

Christmas waste and recycling collections

Waste and recycling collection dates will not change over the Christmas and New Year period. Waste collection crews will be working on Bank Holidays Monday 27, Tuesday 28 December 2021, and Monday 3 January 2022.

Residents can check their waste, recycling, and garden waste collection days online on our Waste collection calendar.

Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Waste said:

At Christmas time many of us generate more waste than usual. We would like everyone to do their bit by recycling as much of their waste as possible. Our kerbside recycling collection service helps make this easy to do. In addition to the everyday items people tend to recycle through use of their blue lidded bin and black box you can add the following:

Blue-lidded bin

Empty, wash and squash all plastic bottles and cartons. Leave lids on.

Black Box

Clean glass bottles and jars should be placed in your black box.

Households with extra recyclable materials such as cans, cardboard and paper can place these in suitable alternative containers alongside their bin for collection. Flatten cardboard, and wash and squash plastic bottles and cartons and put the lids back on. This helps fit more waste into your blue-lidded bin.

It is important that people do not place batteries or electrical items into any of their household waste bins. These items can cause fires in collection vehicles or at waste processing/sorting facilities. Instead they can be disposed of at HRCs.

Many supermarkets have collection points for batteries or you could check if there are more local drop off points - visit recycling location locator for more information.

Local charity shops may be happy to receive donations of unwanted Christmas presents and textiles and shoes that are in good condition.