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'Tis the season to check your bin collections

Published on 14 December 2023

Christmas is a busy enough time without having to remember any changes to your bin collections as well - and the Council's online bin checker means you don't have to!

All you need to do to find out about any changes over the festive period is enter your postcode on the 'find your bin day' page on the Council's website.

There are no collections of general waste or recycling on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day and food and green-lidded bin collections are suspended for two weeks from 22 December until 8 January.

Councillor Jean Todd, Executive Councillor for Climate Change and Environment, at the Council, said: "Like many other people, our hard-working crews at AES will be enjoying the upcoming seasonal bank holidays so collections due on those days have been re-arranged.

"If you're affected by these changes, it's really easy to check when your bins will collected via the Council's website - just enter your postcode and the details will be displayed.

"The website also has information about what to put in your bins if you need a reminder so you can check which seasonal items we accept on our collections and do please keep using your green-lidded bin ready for collections to start again in the new year."

Please remember to empty and rinse glass, plastic bottles, tubs, pots and trays and food cans before putting them in your brown bin.

Christmas cards and envelopes can be recycled unless they feature glitter and foil and wrapping paper that stays scrunched is also accepted.

Real Christmas trees that don't exceed 6 feet in height, and have had their decorations and bases removed, will be collected from 8 January to 2 February if cut up and placed in the bin or left at the side of it.

Find out more about waste and recycling services.