May Christmas waste and recycling collections bring tidings of comfort and joy



Over the Christmas and New Year period, the waste and recycling collection days in East Cambridgeshire will be subject to minor changes.

In order to allow for bank holidays, residents should put out their wheelie bins and black bags out on the following dates:

Normal Collection Day                  Revised Collection
Monday 21 December                   no change
Tuesday 22 December                  no change
Wednesday 23 December            no change
Thursday 24 December                no change
Friday 25 December                      Monday 28 December
Monday 28 December                   Tuesday 29 December
Tuesday 29 December                  Wednesday 30 December
Wednesday 30 December            Thursday 31 December
Thursday 31 December                 Saturday 2 January
Friday 1 January                              Monday 4 January
Monday 4 January                           Tuesday 5 January
Tuesday 5 January                          Wednesday 6 January
Wednesday 6 January                    Thursday 7 January
Thursday 7 January                         Friday 8 January
Friday 8 January                               Saturday 9 January

Residents are asked to have their materials out for collection by 7am as collection times may vary.

The waste and recycling collections will return to normal from Monday 11 January.

Dave White, Waste Services Team Leader at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “Christmas is a great time for giving and receiving presents, catching up with friends and family and of course having a little too much to eat. The festive season also generates a lot of rubbish so we would urge you to recycle as much of this as possible in your blue and green lidded wheelie bins. For example you can wrap up the remains of your Christmas lunch in newspaper and pop it into your green recycling bin

“If you want to dispose of your recycling before your revised collection day, the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Witchford and Milton will be open except for Christmas Eve afternoon, Christmas, Boxing and New Years Day. They have extensive facilities to recycle much of the waste you generate over the holiday period, if you can’t wait for the normal collections.”

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For further information contact Tony Taylorson in the Communications Team on 01223 699285.