Family unwrapping Christmas presents

Recycling and rubbish collections on bank holidays

Recycling, food waste, rubbish and garden waste collections take place as usual on all bank holidays (Easter, May and August), except over the Christmas/New Year period. 



Garden waste and Christmas tree collections 2017

Garden waste collections start again after Christmas from Monday 9 January 2017.  We will collect your real Christmas tree for free from 9 – 27 January as part of the fortnightly garden waste collection.

Please cut your tree if it is more than 1.2 metres tall so that it will fit into the vehicles and remove the pot and any decorations.  Put it at the edge of your property on your collection day so that the crews can see it easily. Do not leave it out on the street before collection day.  To find out which week your tree will be collected, please check our online checker or garden waste calendar.

For advice about recycling many of the common Christmas items such as wrapping paper, Christmas cards and biscuit tins please see page 2 of the leaflet at the top of this page.

Bad weather updates and problems with collections

If there is bad weather this winter, please check the Council’s website and local radio stations for updates on your collections. You can also check our problems notifications page.

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