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No changes to city waste and recycling collections over festive period

Published on Friday, December 23, 2022

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LEICESTER City Council will not be making any changes to the waste and recycling collection days over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

Collections will take place as usual on all days over the festive season this year.

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-glittery wrapping paper and greetings cards can all be bagged for collection as recycling.

Electrical items, in particular those containing lithium batteries, can cause fires and explosions when mixed with other items, so it is important that any item that is rechargeable is taken to a recycling centre to be disposed of safely.

However, there will be some changes to the opening hours of the city’s two household waste and recycling centres over the holiday period.

Both the Gypsum Close and Freemen’s Common Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The sites 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 are available on the city council’s website.

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