Our services do not change on Bank Holidays; your waste and recycling will be collected on the usual day. This includes Easter, and all spring and summer Bank Holidays.
Over Christmas and the New Year, your bins may be emptied on a different day. The table gives your revised collection day, depending on which waste is due. Please make sure your bin is out by 6am on the revised day. This information is also available in a leaflet delivered to all homes in the autumn.
|Usual collection day||Refuse will be collected on||Recycling will be collected on|
|Monday 26 Dec||Tuesday 27 Dec||Tuesday 27 Dec|
|Tuesday 27 Dec||Tuesday 27 Dec||Wednesday 28 Dec|
|Wednesday 28 Dec||Wednesday 28 Dec||Wednesday 28 Dec|
|Thursday 29 Dec||Thursday 29 Dec||Thursday 29 Dec|
|Friday 30 Dec||Friday 30 Dec||Friday 30 Dec|
|Monday 2 Jan||Tuesday 3 Jan||Tuesday 3 Jan|
|Tuesday 3 Jan||Tuesday 3 Jan||Wednesday 4 Jan|
|Wednesday 4 Jan||Wednesday 4 Jan||Wednesday 4 Jan|
|Thursday 5 Jan||Normal refuse and recycling collections resume|
|From Monday 16 Jan garden waste collections resume on recycling collection day|
We will collect your real Christmas tree for recycling. Put it out on your recycling day from Monday 16 January. Please do not chop it up. One tree per property, maximum trunk diameter 10cm.
Garden waste collections are suspended from 16 December 2016 until 16 January 2017.
Christmas is a time of excess, which often leads us to over-estimate the amount of food we will eat. Find ways to store food , use up left-overs , and reduce the amount of food in your bin. Handy guide to party food planning .
Please put paper, card, tins, cans, aerosols and plastic bottles in the blue lid recycling bin. Unfortunately no plastic other than bottles are accepted (no plastic pots, trays or packaging). Please put everything loose in the blue lid bin, not in bags. Gift wrap cannot be put in recycling bins.
Empty jars and bottles can go in the glass recycling banks around the Borough.
Clothes and textiles can be taken to the textile banks.
If you have excess refuse or other household items for disposal, you can take them to a household waste recycling centre (HWRC). They are open 1 April - 30 September between 9am and 6pm and 1 October - 31 March between 9am and 4pm. They are closed on 25 and 26 December. If you have any queries about disposing of household rubbish please check our A - Z of waste or contact us on 01329 236100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.