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Waste collection changes over Christmas period

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019

Christmas waste collection timetable

LEICESTER City Council will be making changes to its regular waste and recycling collection days over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

There will be no collections made on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

Homes that normally have their waste and recycling collected on a Tuesday will receive their collections on Monday 23 December and Monday 30 December instead. Homes whose collections are normally made on Wednesdays will receive their collections on Tuesday 24 December and Tuesday 31 December.

Homes that normally have their waste and recycling collected on a Thursday will receive their collection during Christmas week on Friday 27 December, and Friday collections will move to Saturday 28 December for Christmas week only.

Waste and recycling collections will return to normal from Thursday 2 January.

All bins and orange bags should be put out for collection by 7am on the correct day.

Households 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 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.

Real Christmas trees can be dropped off for composting at either of the city council’s recycling centres.

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

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