Collections over Christmas and adverse weather

Christmas and new year

To find out when your refuse and recycling bins will be emptied over Christmas and New Year, please visit the bin collection dates page and enter your postcode. Your next collection date will be shown, along with a link to your collection calendar for the entire year.


On the first collection after Christmas we will collect:

  • your refuse bin and two extra bags of waste; or
  • up to six purple bags of refuse (if you have a bag collection instead of bin collection)


Extra recycling will be collected throughout the year. Please check the waste collection policy.

Collections during road closures/adverse weather conditions

During bad weather/road closures the council will attempt to collect on the normal collection day or within the next 48 hours. If we cannot collect within this time frame residents can put out:

  • Next refuse collection - three extra bags of refuse
  • Next recycling collection - extra recycling will be collected throughout the year

For regular updates during adverse weather conditions, please refer to the front page of the council website, where you will find the latest updates.

Recycling centres

You can take your extra waste and recycling to Loscoe household waste recycling centre which is open for business every day from 8.30am to 6pm except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Please check the list of what they can and cannot accept before you go.

Christmas tree recycling

Recycle (compost) your real Christmas tree by taking it to Loscoe household waste recycling centre, it will then be composted along with other garden materials.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841326 or email