Christmas Waste and Recycling Collections

Collections over the festive period

Please see below changes to refuse, recycling and commercial waste collections over the festive period. Please ensure your bin is placed out before 7.30am on your collection day. Individual collection dates are online at

Usual Collection Day Revised Collection Day
Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 December
Wednesday 27 December Thursday 28 December
Thursday 28 December Friday 29 December
Friday 29 December Saturday 30 December

Normal collections resume Tuesday 2 January 2024  

Christmas Tree Collections

You can dispose of your real Christmas tree at the Household Waste Recycling Centre free of charge – Christmas trees will be accepted from Wednesday 27 December. Residents must book an appointment to dispose of their tree at the HWRC.

Alternatively we are offering a collection service for real trees from Tuesday 9 January. Residents wishing to use this service must book in for the collection to take place – book online at or call 01429 523333 from Monday 4 December.  You must ensure all decorations are removed prior to disposal.  The collection service has a limited number of slots, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Household Waste Recycling Centre Opening Times

The HWRC will be open Wednesday To Sunday 9am-4pm (closed 12noon – 1 pm) except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Also open Tuesday 2 January 9am-4pm (closed 12noon – 1pm)

Residents wanting to use the site MUST book an appointment in advance either online at or by calling 01429 523333

Bulky Waste Service

The last day for the Bulky Waste Collection Service is Friday 22 December, restarting Tuesday 2 January 2024.