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Bin collection changes and recycling during the festive period

Published on Thursday, 20th December 2018

In order to accommodate bank holidays over the Christmas period, there will be temporary changes to some bin collections this year, affecting those who have bin collections on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

Changes to bin collections:

Normal collection date                   Christmas collection date

Tuesday, 25 December                    Saturday, 22 December

Wednesday, 26 December             Saturday, 29 December

Tuesday, 1 January                          Saturday, 5 January

Residents should ensure the correct bin(s) are presented by 7.00am on the day of their collection to avoid disappointment.

The Council’s refuse crews are spreading the message to make sure that everyone knows when they need to leave their bins out over the festive holiday period by delivering bin hangers – the hangers will give all residents the collection changes.

Cllr Jill Sheppard, Portfolio Holder for Central Services and Refuse said:

“Our aim is to keep disruption to a minimum so once again the only residents affected will be those who would normally have a collection on the Christmas bank holidays. You can visit the website for full details of the changes and also see our festive season recycling suggestions.”

Please note that all green bin collections will be suspended for two weeks from Monday, 21 January 2019.  They will resume on Monday, 4 February 2019. This is to allow for mandatory waste operations training.

It is important to utilise all bins over the festive period, recycling as much as possible. If you have chosen to have a real Christmas tree this year, be even more environmentally friendly and recycle it after the festive period.

Real trees can go in to the green bin when they’re finished with, just chop it up to ensure it fits in. Trees as well as any overflow waste or recycling can be taken to Judkins Waste and Recycling Centre on Tuttle Hill, Nuneaton. Judkins, opening times can be found here:

Some real Christmas trees can even be re-planted in a new pot of soil and will recover, root itself again and continue to grow.

Alternatively, consider composting your garden and food waste instead. Visit to find out information about composter deals, workshops and more.

All information relating to the Council’s recycling and waste services, including downloadable collection calendars can be found on the website alternatively, you can contact us with any questions or queries you may have by emailing or calling 02476 376376.