As is normally the case, the council’s crews, who work on all other Bank Holidays, will not operate on Christmas Day, Boxing Day (or any Bank Holidays when either of those two particular days are at the weekend).
This year that means there will be no collections of refuse or recycling on Monday 26 December and Tuesday 27 December.
Anyone with collections on these days will have their household waste bins picked up one week later and their recycling bins will be collected two weeks later.
All other collections remain unchanged, including those on Bank Holiday Monday (2 January 2017).
During the festive period, it’s recognised that many households produce more waste. So, for those with wheelie bins, reasonable amounts of household waste will be collected if presented in bags at the side of the bins.
Excess paper and card recycling will be collected if bundled securely with string and presented alongside the recycling bin.
The city’s five Household Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Sunday 25 December and Monday 26 December) – but will be open on all other days. And for residents thinking of making a trip to the tip, they can also ‘view the queue’ through webcams set up to monitor the entrances to each site.