Your weekly collections for black bag waste, recycling, food and nappies will change during Christmas and New Year weeks.
  • For the week commencing December 25, your waste will be collected two days after your normal scheduled day.
  • For the week commencing January 1, it will be collected one day after your normal date.
  • There will be no collection changes in the week starting December 18, and collection days will return to normal after the festive period from January 8.

Please see below a table summarising collection changes:

Normal Collection DayRevised Collection Day

Monday, December 25

Wednesday, December 27

Tuesday, December 26

Thursday, December 28

Wednesday, December 27

Friday, December 29

Thursday, December 28

Saturday, December 30

Friday, December 29

Sunday, December 31

Monday, January 1

Tuesday, January 2

Tuesday, January 2

Wednesday, January 3

Wednesday, January 3

Thursday, January 4

Thursday, January 4

Friday, January 5

Friday, January 5

Saturday, January 6

Monday, January 8

Normal collections resume

Collection tips:

Remember to put your refuse and recycling out before 7am on your collection day – and not before, as this can block the pavement for pedestrians. 

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.

Bulky and Green Waste Collections

Bulky waste and green waste (with the exception of the Christmas tree recycling service) collections will be suspended in the weeks commencing December 25 and January 1 – so the Council can focus on high demand for food and dry recycling at this time of year. They will resume on January 8.

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.

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