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Christmas Waste and Recycling

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Christmas Collection Arrangements 2019/20

This year, over the Christmas and New Year period, the Council will continue providing your alternate weekly waste and recycling scheme.  However there will be changes to the Wednesday and Thursday collections.

Normal Collection Date Rescheduled Collection Date
Wednesday 25th December Saturday 21st December
Thursday 26th December Saturday 28th December
Wednesday 1st January Saturday 4th January

Up to 3 additional clear bags 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 27th December up to and including the 11th January on your collection day. Recycling material presented in black bags will not be collected.  Flattened cardboard will also be collected at the side of your blue bin.

Brown bin garden waste collections will be continuing through the Christmas and New Year period. 

If you have excess recyclables they can be taken to one of the recycling sites located throughout the Borough.  Please visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk to find your local household waste site details.

If you need clarification on when your recycling and waste is to be collected please download a copy of your collection calendar from the waste and recycling pages of our website or contact Customer Services on 0800 269098.

Christmas Card and Christmas Tree Recycling

After the Christmas period, residents in East Staffordshire can recycle Christmas cards in their blue wheeled bins.

Residents can also recycle their 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 bin and it will be collected on your collection day.