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Christmas waste, recycling and garden waste collections

Waste and recycling collection dates that can be found in the Your Bins section of

Published: Wednesday, 14th December 2022

Residents are being reminded to check when their waste and recycling collections will take place over Christmas and New Year by visiting

Cllr Paul Kunes, borough council Cabinet member for the Environment, said:

“The festive period is the busiest time of the year for domestic waste and recycling and I ask that residents do what they can to support our collection crews.

“I ask people to plan ahead for how they manage their waste and recycling over the holiday season. With Bank Holidays falling on Monday and Tuesday after Christmas, along with another one after New Years Day, there are some unavoidable delays for collection rounds and I recommend that people check when their bins will be collected.

"Please remember that you can put additional recycling in any clear bag and put it out with your green recycling bin for collection.”

The borough council is also keen to remind residents that weekly food waste collections will continue each week. This creates extra black bin space and is environmentally friendly.

Food waste from caddies is sent to an anaerobic digestor where the bags are stripped out, and the rotting waste then produces methane which is then burnt to produce clean electricity. The remaining food waste is pasteurised before being used as fertiliser by farmers, reducing the need to put chemicals on the land.

Brown bin collections will continue to take place during the festive break. Please check on the borough council website to see when your collection will take place.

You can also dispose of any excess waste before Christmas by taking it to household waste recycling centres – check for opening times and locations.

To report that your bin has not been emptied, please search for 'missed bin' at or call 0330 1099220. Please report this within two days after the collection was due and before 12 noon on the second day.

There will be no collections on Boxing Day, Bank Holiday Tuesday 27 December and Bank Holiday Monday 2 January 2023.

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