Information on bin collection over Christmas
Information from Chichester District Council
Residents reminded of changes to bin collections this Christmas
Residents in the Chichester District are being encouraged to make a note of the changes to their waste and recycling collections over the festive period.
The changes to waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year are as follows:
|Normal collection day||Pre-Christmas week||Christmas week||New Year
New Year week
|Return to normal collection day|
|Monday||Mon 16 Dec||Mon 23 Dec||Tue 31 Dec||Tue 7 Jan||Mon 13 Jan|
|Tuesday||Tue 17 Dec||Tue 24 Dec||Thu 2 Jan||Wed 8 Jan||Tue 14 Jan|
|Wednesday||Wed 18 Dec||Fri 27 Dec||Fri 3 Jan||Thu 9 Jan||Wed 15 Jan|
|Thursday||Thu 19 Dec||Sat 28 Dec||Sat 4 Jan||Fri 10 Jan||Thu 16 Jan|
|Friday||Fri 20 Dec||Mon 30 Dec||Mon 6 Jan||Sat 11 Jan||Fri 17 Jan|
Collection days will return to normal from Monday 13 January 2020. Residents can download and print out their own personalised waste, recycling and garden recycling collection dates by visiting www.chichester.gov.uk/wastecollectioncalendar
Any extra waste from the holiday period will be picked up by collection crews on the first collection after Christmas.
If residents have any extra recycling, they need to ensure that it is kept clean, dry and loose and placed next to their recycling bin on the day of collection.
The Garden Recycling Service will stop over Christmas and New Year from Friday 20 December and will start again on Monday 6 January. Residents who are signed up to this service can use it to recycle their real Christmas tree.
This year, residents can also dispose of their real Christmas trees using the St Wilfrid’s Hospice charity collection scheme, which will run from 6 – 20 January. People can arrange to have their tree collected from their home by a volunteer in return for a donation to the hospice. Chichester District Council is supporting this scheme by ensuring that all the trees are recycled. People can find out more about this scheme by visiting stwh.co.uk/support-us/events/christmastrees
“Over Christmas we tend to generate more waste than usual and so we are keen to help residents recycle as much as possible at this time of year,” says Kevin Carter, Divisional Manager for Chichester Contract Services at Chichester District Council. “We have put together some tips for residents about which items can and cannot be recycled. These can be found in the winter issue of Initiatives magazine, on our social media channels, and on our website at www.chichester.gov.uk/christmasrecycling
“There are a number of ways in which residents can dispose of their real Christmas trees in the district this year. We are really pleased to be supporting St Wilfrid’s Hospice’s new Christmas tree charity collection scheme, which we hope will make it easier for people to recycle their trees, while making a difference to a local charity.”