Your weekly collections for recycling, food, nappies and black bag waste will change during Christmas and New Year weeks.
  • Collections due on Friday 25th December will be collected on Monday 28th December and Monday - Wednesday collections that week will skip a day - Monday moves to Tuesday, Tuesday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday. Thursday (31st) and Friday (1st) collections will then skip two days, with Thursday's being collected on Saturday and Friday's on Sunday.
  • Normal Collections will resume on Monday 4th January 2021.
  • To help residents recycle as much as they can over the Festive period (28th Dec – 4th 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.

Please see below a table summarising collection changes:

Monday 21st December  No Change
Tuesday 22nd December No Change
Wednesday 23rd December No Change
Thursday 24th December No Change
Friday 25th December No Collection, moved to Monday 28th December
Saturday 26th December No Collection 

Sunday 27th December

No Collection

Monday 28th December

Collections from 25th December

Tuesday 29th December

Collections from 28th December

Wednesday 30th December

Collections from 29th December

Thursday 31st December

Collections from 30th December

Friday 1st January 2021

No collections

Saturday 2nd January 2021

Collections from 31st December 

Sunday 3rd January 2021

Collections from 1st January 2021

Monday 4th January 2021

Normal Services Resumes

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 11th January 2021.
  • 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 7th December.

Bulky and Green Waste Collections

Bulky waste collections and wheelie bin/food waste bin deliveries will be suspended from Thursday 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 11th January 2021. 

The fortnightly green waste collection service (including 'real' Christmas trees not booked for a collection) will be suspended from Thursday 24th December with normal services resuming on Monday 18th January 2021. Your green waste however including Christmas trees can still be taken 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.


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