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Recycling and rubbish collections on bank holidays

Recycling, food waste, rubbish and garden waste collections take place as usual on all bank holidays (Easter, May and August), except over the Christmas/New Year period. 

Christmas and New Year changes 2017-18

There are NO recycling or rubbish collections on:

  • Christmas day - Monday 25 December 2017
  • Boxing day - Tuesday 26 December 2017
  • New Year's day  - Monday 1 January 2018

Please check your revised collection days by entering your address Services in Your Area after 6 November as our collection service is changing from 6 November 2017.

Garden waste collections

There are NO garden waste collections from Monday 25 December 2017 to Monday 8 January 2018 inclusive. Normal garden waste collections start again on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

Free Christmas tree collections

From 9 to 31 January 2018 we will collect your real Christmas tree for composting, as part of our garden waste collection service. Please:

  • Cut up your tree if it is more than 1.2 meters tall so it will fit in our vehicles
  • Remove the pot and any decorations first
  • Put it at the edge of your property on your garden waste collection day so that our crews can easily see it. To check which week we collect your garden waste enter your address Services in Your Area

Bad weather updates and problems with collections

Please check our website, local radio stations, facebook and twitter for updates on your collections if we experience extreme bad weather this winter. You can also check our Current Collection Problems page.

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