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Christmas Information

The Civic Offices will be closed from 4.00pm on Friday 23rd December 2022 until 8.45am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

There will be an out-of-hours telephone message advising customers of the Christmas closure and of the special enquiry service in operation during the festive period. If there is an emergency and you need to contact the Council over Christmas, please call 0800 374485.

Refuse, Recycling and Street Cleansing during the Christmas period

Bin days will only change for the first part of the week after Christmas. Refuse and recycling collections will be on the normal day from Monday 2 January 2023.

Please note: we collect one type of waste from your property each week. We will empty whichever bin is due that week.

Please check on whichever table below refers to your bin due that week.


Recycle bin due
Usual Recycle bin day Revised Recycle bin day
Mon 26 December Tue 27 December
Tue 27 December Wed 28 December
From Wed 28 December Normal collections resume


Refuse bin due
Usual Refuse bin day Revised Refuse bin day
Mon 26 December Tue 27 December
Tue 27 December Tue 27 December
From Wed 28 December Normal collections resume


A calendar for the year is available to download.

Problems with bin collections during the Christmas period

For refuse, recycling or street cleansing enquiry, please call our answer phone service on 01329 824850. Please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. You can also email your enquiry to

Garden Waste Collections

Garden waste collections stop after Friday 23rd December, they re-start in mid-January.

From Monday 9 January 2023, Garden Waste collections will resume for subscribers to the service, on your recycling day. This will be from Monday 16 January 2023 in the west of the borough.

Christmas trees

In early 2023, we will collect one Christmas tree free from all households. Between 9-20 January, on your normal recycling day only, one Christmas tree per property will be collected. It should be left whole, next to your recycling bin.

Outside this period, Christmas trees will only be collected by the garden waste collection service. They must be in the garden waste bin.

Emergency Contacts

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Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Hampshire, PO16 7AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1329 236100 | Mobile Text/Photo: 07860 098627
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