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Festive waste & recycling collections

Xmas & New Year Waste and Recycling

Published: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020

Christmas waste and recycling calendars are being delivered across the borough over the next couple of weeks to help residents know when their collections will take place over the festive period.

Cllr Stuart Dark MBE, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Public Protection said:  “This year has not been an easy one for our waste and recycling crews and they appreciate all the support residents have shown them. I ask that you continue to help them during the busiest time of the year for domestic waste and recycling.

“I ask people to plan ahead for how they manage their waste and recycling over the holiday season. With Christmas Day falling on a Friday this year, there are some unavoidable delays for certain 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. In spite of the challenges we have all faced this year, residents have recycled more than ever, please keep up the good work.

“Additional black bin waste can be put out for collection with your black bin but must be in a bin bag secured with an official red tag. These can be purchased at for £1.90 each plus £2.00 postage per order.  Please allow enough time for delivery bearing in mind Christmas mail deadlines.

“It is disappointing that food waste collections remain suspended due to Covid restrictions on the number of people in the collection vehicles. As I’m sure you’ll understand, we want to keep our collection crews safe. Please, for now, keep placing food waste in your black bin.

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

View bin collection details online

Report that your bin has not been emptied

Or telephone 01553 776676 before 12:00pm on the next working day to report a missed collection.

There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. There are no brown bin collections throughout the festive period.

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