Rubbish, waste & recycling

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Please use the table below to determine when your collections will take place over the festive period.

The left-hand column details the regular collection dates and the corresponding row in the right-hand column states when the collection will be made. For example residents who normally have collections on a Thursday will have the collection on the 25th December moved to Saturday 27th December.


All collections will return to the normal schedule as of Monday 12th January.

Christmas waste and recycling collection dates

Normal Collection DayRevised Collection Day
Monday 22nd DecemberMonday 22nd December
Tuesday 23rd DecemberTuesday 23rd December
Wednesday 24th DecemberWednesday 24th December
Thursday 25th DecemberSaturday 27th December
Friday 26th DecemberMonday 29th December
Monday 29th DecemberTuesday 30th December
Tuesday 30th DecemberWednesday 31st December
Wednesday 31st DecemberFriday 2nd January 2015
Thursday 1st January 2015Saturday 3rd January
Friday 2nd JanuaryMonday 5th January
Monday 5th JanuaryTuesday 6th January
Tuesday 6th JanuaryWednesday 7th January
Wednesday 7th JanuaryThursday 8th January
Thursday 8th JanuaryFriday 9th January
Friday 9th JanuarySaturday 10th January

Download your recycling calendar for 2015


Christmas hangers will be delivered to all houses within the district detailing the revised collection dates for the Christmas collections and on the reverse the scheduled collections for 2015.

In order to ensure you are using the correct calendar (Week 1 or Week 2) please check the road lists below or click here to search for your road.

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