Does your waste collection day fall on Christmas Day or Boxing Day?
Last updated: 24/12/2013
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Christmas waste and recycling will be collected every day as
normal throughout the Christmas and New Year period, except for
Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
There will be no rubbish or clinical waste collections on
Christmas Day or Boxing Day. This will be collected on the
following week (Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 January).
All recycling and garden waste collections that fall on either
Christmas Day or Boxing Day will be collected on Saturday 28
View the Christmas and New Year waste and
Post Christmas recycling – what can I recycle and
The festive season is almost upon us and we hope you all have a
happy Christmas. Without wanting to wish away the holiday season,
we know many people want to know what they can recycle and how.
Here’s our guide:
We will be collecting real Christmas trees during usual waste
collections taking place in the weeks of Monday 6 January and
Monday 13 January. Please put your tree out for collection on your
usual waste collection day, on the alternative week to your
Christmas cards and envelopes
While many high street stores will have charity collection
points for Christmas cards for charity, you can also put your cards
out for recycling. Cards should be placed in the sack for
cardboard. White envelopes should go into paper sack, coloured or
brown envelopes should go with the cardboard.
Most Christmas wrapping paper can be recycled, although we
cannot accept paper coated with foil or plastic. All non
shiny paper (without the ribbons, sticky tape or string) can go in
the paper sack.
Cardboard boxes should be flattened and put into the cardboard
recycling sack. Big pieces of cardboard or large amounts can be
flattened and bundled together and put out next to the recycling,
or taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).
Chocolate and biscuit tins
You can put empty metal chocolate and biscuit tins into the sack
for plastic bottles and cans. We cannot recycle plastic
Extra recycling that does not fit in your containers can be put
it into carrier bags and put out with the rest of your items to be
recycled. Please be extra careful with glass and put it in a rigid
or sturdy box.
Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Christmas
The HWRC sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and
New Year’s Day. The normal site opening times are 9am to 4pm.
Have you thought about composting?
This year, why not think about composting your left over food
waste? Around 30% of domestic waste is compostable and this figure
rises over the Christmas period. Compost bins are available from
the Council from only £16.98 (RRP £39) plus £5.49 delivery. Visit
for more details.
Story posted 17 December 2013