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Waste collection changes over Christmas period

Published on Monday, December 4, 2017

LEICESTER City Council will be making changes to regular waste and recycling collection days due to the Christmas bank holidays.

There will be no collections on Tuesday 26 December. Homes that normally have their waste and recycling collected on a Tuesday will receive a collection on Wednesday (27 Dec).

All regular collections will then be one day later than usual for the remainder of the Christmas week, with a collection on Saturday (30 Dec) for those homes that normally have their waste and recycling picked up on a Friday.

Waste and recycling collections will return to normal in the week following the New Year’s Day bank holiday.

People can put out as many orange recycling bags as they need for their recyclable waste. Festive items like sweet and biscuit tins and tubs, glass bottles and jars, cardboard boxes, and non-metallic wrapping paper and greetings cards can all be bagged for collection as recycling.

There will also be some changes to the opening hours of the city council's two household waste and recycling centres over the holiday period.

Both the Gypsum Close and Freemen’s Common sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The centres will be open from 8am until 2pm on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) and New Year's Eve (31 Dec), and from 8am until 6pm at all other times.

Details of opening times for the Gypsum Close trade recycling centre will be available on the council’s website.

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