Arrangement for Christmas bin collections in West Suffolk

West Suffolk residents will be receiving a leaflet over the next two weeks telling them when their bins will be emptied over Christmas and the New Year.

The leaflet which will be placed under black bin lids, and this year highlights early collections for those due on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 23, 24 and 25. Collections on Thursday and Friday, December 26 and 27 will be one day late.

The following week, Monday and Tuesday, December 30 and 31, collections will be unchanged, while those due on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, January 1, 2 and 3, will be one day late.

The leaflet is printed on 100% recycled stock and can be recycled in the blue bin when it is no longer needed.

An online postcode look-up is a handy way to check week-by-week collection day and bin colour. Over 99% of West Suffolk’s 81,000 households are managing recent changes to blue and black bin collection days, and council staff will continue to support those with queries during the Christmas period and beyond.

Advice on managing waste and recycling over the festive season is included in the leaflet and on the West Suffolk Council website .

Natural Christmas trees can be cut up and put into garden waste bins, or taken to Household Waste Recycling Centres. St Nicholas Hospice is running a collection scheme. Household Waste Recycling Centres are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, but are open 9am to 4pm every day except Wednesday.

Customers are being asked to make sure glass does not find its way into blue or black bins, and is recycled at a local bottle bank. You can check your nearest bottle bank here and you can report any full bottle bank on 01842 820 804.

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