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23 November 2018

Christmas bin collections are changing

Some important changes to the bin collection schedules are being made this Christmas and New Year in order to minimise disruption for residents.

Due to the limited opportunity for refuse vehicles to tip waste at the transfer station (this is where the waste has to go before it can be sent for recycling) and to avoid any complex catch-up arrangements, there will be no bin collections in the week of Christmas.

Collections of the green-lidded recycling bin and food caddy will restart on Wednesday 2 January 2019. All collections that week will be one day later than normal – for example, if your bin is normally collected on a Friday, it will instead be collected on the Saturday.

If you fill your green-lidded bin before the first week of January, you can use any plastic bags (except black bin bags) or cardboard box and put these next to your bin for collection. If you fill your food waste caddy you can put extra food waste in your black-lidded bin.

All collections will return to normal from Tuesday 8 January 2019 (the black-lidded waste bin and food caddy). Crews will accept additional bagged general household waste during that week only.

For more information about recycling, reducing or reusing your waste, or to see recycling centre opening times over Christmas, visit

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Christmas Bin Collections

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