As we all start getting ready for the Christmas break, it’s time to check when your final bin collections of the year will be.

There will be no collections in the week starting Monday 25th December. They will start again on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Please use our bin day look-up tool to check the collection schedule for your property.

Over the holiday break, you will not be able to use the missed bin tool to report a missed bin, as our collections are not running.

Look out for your bin tags

We have been delivering bin tags out around the city explaining when we will collect bins in different areas. If you have not yet had your tag delivered, please look out for it in the next fortnight.

On the back of your tag is a recipe suggestion to help you use up all your festive leftovers. In the UK, we annually waste 7 million tonnes of food; over winter specifically, 2 million turkeys get thrown away each year. To reduce your food waste, there are plenty of other delicious recipes from Love Food Hate Waste.

Collecting extra waste after Christmas

When collections resume in January, we will be taking extra waste along with your bins for the first two weeks of collections only. For your first black bin day in January (general waste bin), you can leave up to three extra bags of waste out for us to collect. Please ensure it is properly bagged.

For your first blue bin day in January (recycling bin), you may leave extra bags or boxes of recycling waste. We recommend using the extra space for paper and cardboard, and making sure there is enough room in your wheelie bin for any glass you wish to recycle. Please ensure the bags or boxes are open so the refuse crews can see the contents.

To save room, please collapse any cardboard boxes you put in your recycling, and squash all plastic bottles.

Over the holidays, you can take any excess recycling and waste to Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling Centre. To make your trip quicker, separate your materials before you leave so you can dispose of them quickly when you arrive at Raynesway.

You can find more information on the Christmas bin collection page on our website.