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Christmas Information

The Civic Offices will be closed from 5.15pm on Friday 22 December 2023 until 8.45am on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

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 Thursday 4 January 2024.

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 25 December Weds 27 December
Tues 26 December Thurs 28 December
Weds 27 December Thurs 28 December
Thurs 28 December Fri 29 December
Fri 29 December Tues 2 January
Mon 1 January Tues 2 January
Tues 2 January Weds 3 January
Weds 3 January Weds 3 January

 

Refuse bin due
Usual refuse bin day Revised refuse bin day
Mon 25 December Weds 27 December
Tues 26 December Weds 27 December
Weds 27 December Thurs 28 December
Thurs 28 December Fri 29 December
Fri 29 December Fri 29 December
Mon 1 January Tues 2 January
Tues 2 January Weds 3 January
Weds 3 January Thurs 4 January

 

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 publicspacesfrontline@fareham.gov.uk.

Garden Waste Collections

East – Garden waste collections will stop on 22 December and will re-start as normal from 8 January 2024.

West – Garden waste collections will stop on 22 December and will re-start as normal from 15 January 2024.

Christmas trees

In early 2024, we will collect one Christmas tree free from all households. Between 8-19 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 broken up and placed in the garden waste bin.

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