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Council services over Christmas and the New Year

Posted on : 20 Dec 2022

Council services over Christmas and the New Year

Many of our services will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period, but you can still access many services online at 

Most non-critical services close at 12noon on Friday 23 December 2022 and reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2022.

Further details on our Christmas service arrangements page.  

Bin collections

Waste collections will change over the Christmas and New Year period as follows:

Normal collection day

Revised collection day

Saturday 24 December

No collections

Sunday 25 December

No collections

Monday 26 December

Tuesday 27 December

Tuesday 27 December

Wednesday 28 December

Wednesday 28 December

Thursday 29 December

Thursday 29 December

Friday 30 December

Friday 30 December

Saturday 31 December

Saturday 31 December

No collections

Sunday 1 January

No collections

Monday 2 January

Collection as normal

Tuesday 3 January

Collection as normal

Please note:

  • Please ensure all waste and recycling is placed out for collection by 6am.
  • Additional recycling will only be collected if placed in clear bags. 
  • Small amounts of cardboard can be placed in your recycling bin, larger amounts of cardboard can be deposited at Household Waste Recycling Centres. Don’t forget to take Christmas trees to these sites for recycling too! 

Household waste recycling centres

Household waste recycling centres will be open as normal except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The sites will also close at 2.30pm on Christmas Eve. For opening times please visit the recycling centres section

Emergency assistance

If you experience an emergency outside of the opening hours provided above, please call:

01443 875500 for general emergencies

0800 328 4432 for social services related emergencies

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