As has been the case for many years going back decades, the council’s crews, who work on all other Bank Holidays (including New Year’s Day), will not operate on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
This year that means there will be no collections of refuse or recycling on Monday 25 December and Tuesday 26 December. Attached, you’ll find a simple graphic illustrating the non-collection dates. Please feel free to share and use this from today.
Anyone due collections on these days will have their household 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 (1 January 2018).
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.
As well as general PR and press, we will specifically target wards affected by non-collections with printed adverts in local papers, online, and with electronic advertising which can be pin-pointed to postcodes.
The city’s five Household Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Monday 25 December and Tuesday 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.
Other Christmas activity
And from 1 December we started issuing our Christmas waste tips Advent Calendar across BCCs social media channels. Each day reveals a different tip to help people reduce, reuse and recycle over the festive period. As in previous years we will also be telling people where they can recycle their Christmas trees.