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Christmas Collection Day Changes

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Your weekly collections for recycling, food, nappies and black bag waste WILL CHANGE during the Christmas period. 

GREEN Waste collections are SUSPENDED from w/c 26th December to allow us to use as many resources as possible to collect the anticipated record amounts of Mighty recycling this Christmas. Green waste services will resume from Monday 16th January.

BOOK Christmas Tree Collection 

Changes WILL apply to ALL recycling collections, including nappies, food and CLEAR bag recycling. 

W/c Monday 26th December Collections 

Collections due on Monday 26th December will be collected on Tuesday 27th December and will skip a day all week -Tuesday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday, Thursday to Friday, Friday to Saturday.

All refuse and recycling (which includes nappies and food waste recycling) should be placed at its collection point by 7am on your revised collection days below.

Normal Collection Day

Revised Collection Day

Monday 26th December

Tuesday 27th December (Bank Holiday)

Tuesday 27th December

Wednesday 28th December

Wednesday 28th December

Thursday 29th December

Thursday 29th December

Friday 30th December

Friday 30th December

Saturday 31st December

W/c Monday 2nd January 2023 Collections 

There will be NO CHANGES to your weekly collections for recycling, food, nappies and black bag waste w/c Monday 2nd January (New Year's week).

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.

Normal Collection Day

Revised Collection Day

Monday 2nd January

No change (Bank Holiday)

Tuesday 3rd January

No change

Wednesday 4th January

No change

Thursday 5th January

No change

Friday 6th January

No change

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 23rd December until 9th January 2023.
  • Please place refuse and recycling out before 7am on your normal or revised 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 5th December.

Bulky and Green Waste Collections

Bulky waste collections and delivery of wheelie bins/food waste bins will however be suspended from w/c 26th December to allow us to use as many resources as possible to collect the anticipated record amounts of Mighty recycling this Christmas. Normal services will resume from Monday 9th January.

The fortnightly green waste collection service (including 'real' Christmas trees not booked for a collection) will be suspended from w/c Monday 26th December with normal services resuming on Monday 16th January 2023. However, your green waste including real Christmas trees can still be taken to your local CRCs (unbagged) throughout the festive period.

Please Note: Artificial Christmas trees can either be taken to a Community Recycling Centre or booked in for a Bulky Waste Collection.

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.