There will be no domestic waste or recycling collections from 4.00pm on Friday 21st December until Wednesday 2nd January. Make sure your bin is out by 6.00am on your collection day to make sure it is not missed.
We will not be running any bin collections on Tuesday 1st January.
We are placing information leaflets on bins across the city to let you know when your collections will be. You can also check any time using our bin day look-up tool.
Over the holiday break, you will not be able to use the missed bin form to report a missed bin. This is because our collections are not running. The form will be open from Wednesday 2nd January.
There will be no domestic waste or recycling collections on Tuesday 1st January.
We will be sending out tags on people's bins in December - please check these as they will tell you when your bin will be collected in the first week of January 2019. The bin day look-up tool should show you your updated schedule as well.
If your bin day is normally on a Tuesday, your bin will be collected on Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, or Friday 4th of January.
If in doubt (or if you lose your tag), please leave your bin out from 6.30am on Wednesday 2nd and the crew will collect it at some point during the week.
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 recyclable cardboard boxes, and squash all plastic bottles.
Please check our A-Z of recycling to see which items go in the different bins.
We will not be running bin collections on Tuesday 1st January 2019.
If your bin day is a Tuesday, in the first week of January we will collect your bin on either Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, or Friday 4th. Before Christmas, you will have a tag delivered on one of your bins to explain your New Year collection schedule. You can also check your schedule using the bin day look-up tool.
From the week commencing Monday 7th January, your collections will go back to being on a Tuesday.
Over Christmas and New Year we all create more waste than usual. A lot of the extra waste is recyclable, such as paper, cardboard and bottles (both glass and plastic).
Wash and squash all your plastic bottles and cans to help fit more in your blue bin. Paper and cardboard can be bagged up and put out next to your blue bin. Big cardboard boxes can be flattened so they are easy for us to collect.
If you do need to put out extra recycling, make sure we can tell it's recycling. If your recycling is tied up in a black bin bag we may think its general rubbish and leave it behind.
Take a look at our information about reducing food waste for useful tips on storing and using up leftovers to help keep your food waste to a minimum. If you have a compost bin, you can put certain types of food waste in there.
For the first scheduled black bin collection after Christmas, we will collect up to three extra bags of general rubbish if they are left next to your bin.
Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling Centre will be open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day from 8.00am until 6.00pm. You can take any additional recycling and waste there over the holiday season.
Christmas cards and wrapping paper can go in your blue bin for recycling as long as they are not covered in glitter or materials other than paper or card (such as foil, plastic and glass).
Yes, Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling Centre will be open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day from 8.00am until 6.00pm.
If you are having a Christmas clear out please think about donating good quality items to your local charity shop.
Lots of charity shops accept electrical items like old TVs and stereos as well as toys and clothing.
Some charities such as the British Heart Foundation offer a free collection of items.
When you have finished with your real Christmas tree you can take it to Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling Centre for composting.
You can take fake trees along for disposal too but please don’t put them in the garden waste bin.