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Waste and Recycling Christmas Collection Arrangements

During the Christmas and New Year period some residents in East Staffordshire will experience a change to their refuse and recycling collections. This alteration affects those properties that receive a collection on a Friday:

Normal collection date Rescheduled collection date
Friday 25th December (Christmas Day)  Saturday 2nd January
Friday 1st January (New Year’s Day)  Saturday 9th January

All residents should be aware that up to 3 additional bags of clear open bin liners of blue bin recycling and up to 3 additional bin liners of grey bin waste will be collected with your blue and grey bins respectively during the period 28th December up to and including the 9th January on your collection day.  Flattened cardboard will also be collected at the side of your blue bin.  Recycling material presented in black bags will not be collected.  For clarification on what can be accepted in your bins please visit www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/bins-rubbish-recycling . Brown bin collections will also continue through the Christmas and New Year period with the same rescheduling as detailed above.

If you have excess recyclables they can be taken to one of the County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres. Please visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk to find your nearest facility.

If you need clarification on when your recycling and waste is to be collected  and what can be placed into each bin please contact Customer Services on 0800 269098 or visit www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/bins-rubbish-recycling/collection-dates to download your own collection calendar.

Please ensure that all refuse and recycling containers are out by 6.30am on collection day and removed from the pavement as soon as possible after collection.  Please also remember to put the correct items into the correct coloured wheeled bin as we are unable to empty blue and brown bins which contain incorrect materials.

After the Christmas period, residents in East Staffordshire can recycle Christmas cards (without glitter/ribbons) in their blue wheeled bins.  Residents can also recycle real Christmas trees through the brown bin scheme.  Place your real Christmas tree inside your brown bin ensuring that the lid is fully closed or place it at the side of the brown bin and it will be collected on your collection day.

2020-12-22 00:00:00