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Bank Holiday collections

On Bank Holidays bins are emptied on the usual day. There is no change over Bank Holiday weeks. Over Easter, all the May and the August Bank Holidays, bins will be emptied on the due day.

Please put your bin out on the edge of the public highway by 6am on the morning of your collection, or the evening before.

Christmas 2023 bin collections

Bin days will change for the week after Christmas. Recycling collections will be on the normal day from Wednesday 3 January, and refuse from Thursday 4 January.

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.

Garden waste

Garden waste collections will stop on 22 December.

From Monday 8 January, garden waste collections resume for subscribers to the service in the east of the borough, on your recycling day. This will be from Monday 15 January in the west of the borough.

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. Subscription to this service is required and trees must be broken up and placed in the garden waste bin. Sign up to our Clip and Collect garden waste subscription service here.

Food waste

Find ways to store food External Hyperlink, and use up leftovers External Hyperlink, to reduce the amount of food in your bin, and save you money.


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, tubs, trays or packaging). Please put everything loose in the blue lid bin, not in bags.

Empty jars and bottles can go in the glass recycling banks around the Borough.

Clothes and textiles can be taken to the textile banks.

Household waste recycling centres (HWRC)

You can take excess refuse or other household items to a household waste recycling centre (HWRC). They are open every day except 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but you will need to book a slot to visit. If you have any queries about disposing of household rubbish please check our A - Z of waste, contact us on 01329 236100 or email at

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