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Christmas Collection day changes

Your weekly collections for recycling, food, nappies and black bag waste will NOT CHANGE during Christmas and New Year weeks.
  • There will be NO CHANGES to your weekly collections for recycling, food, nappies and black bag waste during the Christmas and New Year weeks. All refuse and recycling (including nappies and food waste recycling) should be placed at its normal collection point by 7am on your normal collection days.
  • To help residents recycle as much as they can over the Festive period (27th Dec – 7th Jan) the Council will collect an UNLIMITED amount of recycling and double the amount of black bag waste – 4 black bags or 1 x 120l bin and 2 extra black bags or 1 x 240l bin and 1 extra black bag.

If your refuse/recycling has not been collected as planned, please leave it at the kerbside as we may be working additional hours to meet extra demand. Our crews can work well into the evening during busy periods.Collection tips

  • Rinse food and drink containers, bottles in your leftover washing up water before placing them in to your recycling bags.
  • Stock up on recycling bags ahead of the festive period by visiting one of the many collection points across RCT or order bags in advance online.
  • There will be no recycling bag deliveries from 24th December until 10th January 2022.
  • Please place refuse and recycling out before 7am on your collection day and not before as this can lead to spillages and difficulties for pedestrians using the pavement.
  • Place ALL wrapping paper and gift bags in to a separate CLEAR bag, including foil and glitter wrapping paper.
  • Book your real Christmas tree collection online from 6th December.

Bulky and Green Waste Collections

Bulky waste collections and wheelie bin/food waste bin deliveries will be suspended from Friday 24th December to allow us to use as many resources as possible to collect the anticipated record amounts of recycling this Christmas. Normal services will resume from Monday 10th January 2022. 

The fortnightly green waste collection service (including 'real' Christmas trees not booked for a collection) will be suspended from Friday 24th December with normal services resuming on Monday 17th January 2022. Your green waste however including Christmas trees can still be taken (unbagged) to your local CRC throughout the festive period.

Access notice:

When parking vehicles, residents are reminded to be considerate of large waste collection vehicles required for collections. Please ensure there is enough space for our vehicles to pass, especially in narrow streets.