Christmas waste, recycling and office arrangements

Collection of waste and recycling

Christmas waste and recycling collections will be running but with revisions to the day of collection as listed below:

Usual collection day

New collection day

Monday 24 December

No change

Tuesday 25 December - Friday 28 December

All two days later (including Tuesday collections on Thursday 27 and Friday collections on Sunday 30)

Monday 31 December

No change

Tuesday 1 January - Friday 4 January

All one day later (including Friday collections on Saturday 5)

Monday 7 January

All usual collections resume

Between 24 December and 4 January there will be no garden waste collections. They will continue as normal following Monday 7 January.

Recycling sites will follow their usual schedules but they will all be closed on 25-26 December and 1 January. They will also close at 4pm on Monday 24 and 31 December.

Office hours

All offices will be closed to the public from 4.45pm on Friday 21 December 2018, opening again on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

For a list of all our offices and normal opening times, visit

It will be business as usual for our streetscene, enforcement and car parking inspector teams through the festive period.