Christmas and New Year rubbish and recycling collections 2017

Release date: 
Monday, 11 December 2017

Your collection days are changing over Christmas and the New Year. Please put your rubbish and recycling out on the days listed below. If we miss you, please leave your rubbish and recycling out and we'll collect it as soon as possible.

Your collections return to the usual days from Monday 15 January. To check your collection days in 2018 and download your fortnightly recycling collection calendar, visit and put in your postcode.

Usual day

Collected on…

Monday 25 December Wednesday 27 December
Tuesday 26 December Thursday 28 December
Wednesday 27 December Friday 29 December
Thursday 28 December Saturday 30 December
Friday 29 December Tuesday 2 January
Monday 1 January Wednesday 3 January
Tuesday 2 January Thursday 4 January
Wednesday 3 January Friday 5 January
Thursday 4 January Saturday 6 January
Friday 5 January Monday 8 January
Monday 8 January Tuesday 9 January
Tuesday 9 January Wednesday 10 January
Wednesday 10 January Thursday 11 January
Thursday 11 January Friday 12 January
Friday 12 January Saturday 13 January

Recycle this Christmas!

Food and drink

Plastic bottles can go straight into your recycling box or bin. Give them a quick rinse and remove any plastic tops or lids.

Drinks cans, food tins and glass bottles and jars can also go in your recycling box or bin along with egg boxes, cardboard sleeves for food packaging and all tin biscuit boxes.

Remember to keep your glass in a separate recycling box or bag so it doesn’t contaminate the other materials.

Wrapping paper and cardboard

Please only recycle wrapping paper - foil or paper covered in glitter can’t be recycled.

Flatten any cardboard boxes and paper bags to make space in your recycling bins and boxes. You can also visit a community recycling point or one of the city's two recycling centres.

Christmas trees

You can recycle your Christmas tree at various sites across the city. These will be open between Wednesday 27 December and Friday 12 January.

Thank you for recycling!