Christmas and New Year collections

Christmas collections are a little different this year. That's because we now have Simply Weekly Recycling

See below for details, or see the label that we left on your bin handle during December.

Garden waste and leaves

There will be NO GARDEN WASTE OR LEAF COLLECTIONS during Christmas and New Year's weeks.

Normal collection schedules start again week commencing Monday 8 January.

Christmas week


Most Christmas waste is recyclable, so this week we will collect recycling only. Refuse starts again next week.

*Please note that if you live in a flat with communal bins we will still collect refuse in Christmas week because we recognise the restricted space in many bin rooms.

Put these bins out ONLY:         

                                             Recycling    Glass     Food

Normal collection day Actual collection day
Monday 25 December Wednesday 27 December
Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 December
Wednesday 27 December Thursday 28 December
Thursday 28 December Normal collection day
Friday 29 December Normal collection day

New Year's week


We will take up to three bags of excess refuse and any amount of excess recycling. Put excess waste in clearly labelled bags.

Put these bins out:           

                                 Recycling    Glass     Food    Refuse

Normal collection day Actual collection day
Monday 1 January Tuesday 2 January
Tuesday 2 January Wednesday 3 January
Wednesday 3 January Thursday 4 January
Thursday 4 January Friday 5 January
Friday 5 January Saturday 6 January

Leave your recycling and refuse out for collection in a clearly visible place at the kerbside by 6.30am on collection day.

Normal collection schedules for all bins re-commence Monday 8 January.

Real Christmas tree recycling

After Christmas we will operate a free real Christmas tree recycling collection for all residents.

Please note this is a fortnightly service, and is for a limited period only during January and early February. Details of when we will be collecting Christmas trees in your road are on your Christmas collections bin label. You can also check our 'Where I Live' webpage (if it's Christmas tree week the webpage will tell you; if it isn't Christmas tree week then it will not be mentioned).

Remove all your decorations (baubles, tinsel, etc.) and leave your real Christmas tree in a clearly visible place next to your bins. Don't cut up your tree, it's easier for us to handle whole.