The festive period brings with it a high volume of waste every year.
With tons of wrapping paper, packaging, food waste and Christmas trees being discarded once the festivities are over, most household bins will be filled to the brim by the time collection day finally comes.
And as the bank holidays will be coming thick and fast over the coming period with Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, there will be a few changes to when your recycling, food and household waste will be collected.
There will be no collections on Christmas Day but each county is different when it comes to the rest of the Christmas and New Year period.
So if you don’t want to be lumbered with an overflowing wheelie bin or recycling tubs, here is our comprehensive guide to when bins will be collected and recycling centres open.
Waste collection changes
There will be no bin collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The collection days for Christmas Day and Boxing Day will be moved back by two days to Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28.
The New Year’s Day collection will come on Thursday, January 2, instead.
Normal service will resume from Monday, January 6.
Christmas Day and Boxing Day is the only time of year when some areas of Gwynedd will not receive the usual waste and recycling collection service.
For those who would normally put their recycling, food and household waste bins (the green wheelie bin or black bags) out for collection on Wednesday, December 25 the council has arranged for collections to come on Saturday, December 28, in Arfon and Dwyfor and Friday, December 27, in Meirionnydd.
If your usual collection would have come on Boxing Day, your recycling, food and household waste bins will be collected on Sunday, December 29, in the Arfon and Dwyfor areas and on Saturday, December 28, in Meirionnydd.
The council says it won’t be possible to offer extra recycling, food waste or clinical waste or nappy collections (yellow bags). These collections will re-start on Wednesday, January 1, and Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Although it’s a bank holiday, there will be normal collections for everyone on Tuesday, January 1, 2020.
There will be no waste and recycling collection on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day.
Collections on Monday, December 30, and Tuesday, December 31 will remain the same.
If your normal collection day is Wednesday, your New Year collection day will be Thursday, January 2.
If your normal collection day is Thursday, your Christmas collection date will be Friday, December 27, and your New Year collection day will be Friday, January 3.
If your normal collection day is Friday, your Christmas collection date will be Saturday, December 28, and your New Year collection day will be Saturday, January 4.
There will be no garden waste, electricals or textiles collections between Saturday, December 20, and Friday, January 3, and collection days will return to normal the week beginning January 6, 2020.
Denbighshire County Council has announced some changes to its waste and recycling collection services over Christmas.
The changes to collection days are as follows:
Wednesday, 25 December will change to Thursday, December 26
Thursday, December 26, will change to Friday, December 27
Friday, December 27, will change Saturday, December 28
Monday, December 30, and Tuesday, December 31, will operate as normal
Wednesday, January 1, will change to Thursday, January 2
Thursday, January 2, will change to Friday, January 3
Friday, January 3, will change to Saturday, January 4
Normal service will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.
There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.
To find out when your bins will be collected you will have to visit the council website, which allows you to check your bin day by inserting your post code. You can do this by clicking here.
There will be no waste and recycling collection in Wrexham on Wednesday and Thursday, December 25 and 26. The week is reserved for recycling and food waste collection across the county, but those expected to have theirs collected on these days will have to wait until the third or fourth week of January (depending on your postcode).
There will be some revised dates for refuse/recycling/food waste collection at the start of January with the collections on January 1, 2 and 3 each being moved back a day to January 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
From then on, collection services will return to normal.
Gwachmai recycling centre and Penhesgyn recycling centre will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Recycling centres in Gwynedd will be open for an extended period over Christmas day. The full details for opening times for Gwynedd recycling centres over the festive period are as follows:
Recycling centres at Mochdre and Abergele close for three days over the Christmas period, and are open for longer between Christmas and New Year.
Saturday, December 21: 9am-4pm
Sunday, December 22: 9am-4pm
Monday, December 23: 9am-4pm
Tuesday, December 24: 9am-4pm
Wednesday, December 25: Closed
Thursday, December 26: Closed
Friday, December 27: 9am-5pm
Saturday, December 28: 9am-5pm
Sunday, December 29: 9am-5pm
Monday, December 30: 9am-5pm
Tuesday, December 31: 9am-5pm
Wednesday, January 1: Closed
Thursday, January 2: 9am-4pm
Friday, January 3: 9am-4pm
Recycling Parks at Denbigh, Rhyl and Ruthin will be open to the public as normal every day except December 25, December 26 and January 1.
Marsh Road, Rhyl- Everyday 10am-6pm.
Recycling centres in Flintshire will be open every day over the festive period apart from Christmas day. The centres will be open from 9am to 5pm most days except for Sunday, December 29, and New Year’s Eve when they will close at 4pm.
All recycling centres in Wrexham will be closed on Christmas Day. They will be open the usual times every other day.
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