Christmas and New Year 2017/18 Waste and Recycling Collections

The Christmas and New Year 2017/18 revised waste and recycling collection days

Christmas Collections

Normal Collection Day   Revised Collection Day  
Monday 25 December 17 Saturday 23 December 17
Tuesday 26 December 17 Wednesday 27 December 17
Wednesday 27 December 17 Thursday 28 December 17
Thursday 28 December 17 Friday 29 December 17
Friday 29 December 17 Saturday 30 December 17

New Years Collections

Normal Collection Day   Revised Collection Day  
Monday 1 January 18 Tuesday 2 January 18
Tuesday 2 January 18 Wednesday 3 January 18
Wednesday 3 January 18 Thursday 4 January 18
Thursday 4 January 18 Friday 5 January 18
Friday 5 January 18 Saturday 6 January 18


Don't forget you can always check online when your next few collections will take place for household waste, recycling and garden waste (if you subscribe to the Garden Waste Collection Service) . 

Use the 'When are my bins collected' look-up on the home page.













Excess Waste
During the Christmas and New Year period only waste left in bags beside the black bin on a household waste collection day will be accepted.  Collection teams will only empty one black bin per property unless extra bin capacity has been authorised.


Excess Recyclables
Recyclable materials in cardboard boxes left beside the brown bin on recycling weeks will be collected throughout the year.


Do not put gift wrap in the brown recycling bin. Most gift wrap is plastic film, foil or heavily over-printed, low grade paper. Used gift wrap is also often scrunched up and covered with sticky tape. Overall it has very little, if any, material benefit for recycling.


During the festive period, the Local Recycling Centres will be monitored and emptied regularly.


The Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Recycling Your Real Christmas Tree
For more information on disposing of your real Christmas tree, see the leaflet attached below.