Bristol Christmas and New Year waste collections and recycling

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By thecriddler | Friday, December 07, 2012, 08:09

Like much over the festive period recycling and waste collections will be decidedly different over Christmas… however we're told that everything will be back to normal service on January 14 2013.

If you're unsure of your usual collections occur see the council's collection day finder.

If your usual collection is:

Monday your collections will be made on:

•    Monday 24 December

•    Wednesday 2 January

•    Tuesday 8 January

•    Return to Monday collection from Monday 14 January.

Tuesday your collections will be made on:

•    Thursday 27 December

•    Thursday 3 January

•    Wednesday 9 January

•    Return to Tuesday collection on Tuesday 15 January.

Wednesday your collections will be made on:

•    Friday 28 December

•    Friday 4 January

•    Thursday 10 January

•    Return to Wednesday collection on Wednesday 16 January.

Thursday your collections will be made on:

•    Saturday 29 December

•    Saturday 5 January

•    Friday 11 January

•    Return to Thursday collection on Thursday 17 January.

Friday your collections will be made on:

•    Monday 31 December

•    Monday 7 January

•    Saturday 12 January

•    Return to Friday collection on Friday 18 January.

Recycling over Christmas

- Christmas cards and wrapping paper EXCEPT for shiney wrapping paper can be recycled in black boxes.

- Remember to recycle leftover festive food in your food waste bin this Christmas.

- You can also recycle plastic food packaging not just plastic bottles in your green box.  (Black plastic is not recyclable).

- You can also recycle large chocolate tins and tin foil in your green box.

Christmas tree recycling

This year you can place your 'real' Christmas trees out on the kerbside on your collection day for recycling between Wednesday 2 and Saturday 12 January.

You can also take your real Christmas tree to either of the household waste recycling centres all year round. Christmas trees can also be recycled by taking them to Bristol Zoo (North Car Park)  from Monday 31 December until Saturday 12 January (except Sunday 6 January). Only real Christmas trees will be accepted for recycling.

Household waste recycling centres opening times

The council's household waste recycling centres will be open from 8am to 4.15pm every day except Tuesday 25 December and Wednesday 26 December.


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