Christmas often means we all have more waste to dispose of, and we are fortunate to be able to recycle the majority of the waste that is produced during this time.

Your wrapping paper, sweet tins, plastic packaging from new toys can all be recycled in the blue bin and any leftovers from your dinner can go in your green bin. Visit What Goes in Which Bin page for more information. 

Collections will continue throughout the festive period but please be aware that your collection day will change for a few weeks. 

View the waste collection calendar for your property

Revised collection dates for the Christmas period are shown below:

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Usual Day of Collection Revised Day of Collection
Monday 24 December Saturday 22 December
Tuesday 25 December Monday 24 December
Wednesday 26 December Thursday 27 December
Thursday 27 December Friday 28 December
Friday 28 December Saturday 29 December
Monday 31 December Monday 31 December
Tuesday 1 January Wednesday 2 January
Wednesday 2 January Thursday 3 January
Thursday 3 January Friday 4 January
Friday 4 January Saturday 5 January

Why not display the complete list of materials that can be recycled so all your guests know what goes where. Visit the website for more information.

Real Christmas trees can be put alongside your green bin for composting in January. If it’s taller than your bin please chop your tree to the size of your bin.

The Household Recycling Centres accept a range of materials for recycling and are only closed from 1pm Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Find your local centre.