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Changes to bin collections over Christmas in Doncaster, Rotherham Barnsley and North Lincolnshire

Pic cap: Where's Yer Bin?: The new look refuse collection day in Wigan with garden waste bins and recycle sacks.

Pic cap: Where's Yer Bin?: The new look refuse collection day in Wigan with garden waste bins and recycle sacks.

 

Changes to your bin collections over Christmas.

Doncaster Council is reminding residents about changes to bin and recycling collections over the Christmas period.

Councillor Christine Mills, who is the Cabinet Member for the Environment and Waste, said: “We recognise that for many people Christmas means visitors, Christmas dinners, presents and extra waste in their black bins.

“To help accommodate this extra waste we have a number of additional black bin collection weeks over the holidays, though due to public holidays there will be no collections the week commencing 23 December.”

Much extra waste at Christmas can be recycled, so residents are being encouraged to use their green box for things like cans, bottles and cardboard.

Should you have more recycling than your box can hold, Household Waste Recycling Centres across Doncaster will open daily during the holiday season except for 25 and 26 December and 1 January and residents can also make use of a number of recycling sites in locations such as supermarket car parks across the borough.

Councillor Mills added: “During the holiday period you may find that your collection isn’t at its usual time due to the extra waste crews are having to collect and potentially icy conditions.

“We are working with SITA, our waste collection contractor, to draft in extra resources over the holidays to minimise disruption and this may mean that you see different types of vehicles collecting recycling around the borough but please be assured that it will all be separated after collection and recycled.”

For more information about Christmas bin collections and recycling, or Christmas Tree recycling in the New Year, call Doncaster Council on 01302 736000 or visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/recycling.

Alternatively, text your enquiry to 71006, including your name, house name or number and postcode in your text (texts are charged at your standard network rate and some networks may charge a premium).

In the Barnsley Borough the changes are as follows:

Bin collections over Christmas and New Year, If you’re taking part in the new recycling scheme (blue leaflet) the changes to your service are as follows:

Bin colour Normal collection day - Collection day over Christmas and New Year

Grey: Monday, 1 January - 30 December; Grey: Thursday, 26 December - Saturday, 28 December.

Blue bin, white sack: Wednesday, 25 December - Saturday, 21 December.

Green: Wednesday, 25 December - Wednesday, 18 December.

Brown: Wednesday, 1 January - Saturday, 4 January. Blue bin, white sack: Thursday, 26 December - Monday, 23 December. Green: Thursday, 26 December- Thursday, 19 December.

If you’re still receiving the regular recycling service (green leaflet) the changes to your service are as follows, noting that there’ll be no green bins collected in this period:

Bin colour: Normal collection day - Collection day over Christmas and New Year

Blue and brown: Wednesday, 25 December - Saturday, 21 December

Grey: Wednesday, 1 January - Monday, 30 December.

Blue and bown: Wednesday, 1 January - Saturday, 4 January.

Grey: Wednesday, 25 December - Monday, 23 December.

Blue and brown: - Thursday, 26 December - Monday, 23 December

Grey: Thursday, 26 December - Saturday, 28 December.

In Rotherham the collection service is as follows:

Christmas week:

Normal day: Mon 23 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27. Revised day: Mon 23 Tue 24 Fri 27 Sat 28 Mon 30

If you are due a arden waste collection this will be replaced with an extra black bin collection.

New Year’s week:

Normal day: Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3. Revised day: Tue 31 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Mon 6If you are due a garden waste collection this will be replaced with an extra black bin collection.

6-12 January:

Normal day: Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10. Revised day: Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11. If you are due a garden waste collection during this period it re-starts this week.

There will be no Garden Waste collections during Christmas week and New Year’s week.

These will re-start on Tuesday 7th January with Monday’s collection.

North Lincolnshire Council is reminding people that bin collections will change over the Christmas period and brown bin collections will be stopped temporarily.

From Saturday 21 December residents will receive an extra collection of general waste to help with the increase in rubbish over the festive period.

To enable the authority to carry out the extra general waste collection, brown bin collections will be stopped from December 21. Collections will start again from Monday January 6 2014.

Burgundy bins will continue to be collected but check the calendar for changes to the collection dates.

To find out when bins will be collected residents are advised to check their collection calendar. They can check collection dates online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/bins-waste-recycling/recycle-at-home/collection-dates/. Alternatively request a collection calendar from the Customer Helpline on 01724 297000 or email wastemanagement@northlincs.gov.uk.

Winter opening times are now in place at all of the eight Household Recycling Centres across North Lincolnshire.

The site at Cottage Beck Road in Scunthorpe is open from 8am to 4pm, seven days a week. All other sites are open from 10am to 4pm, Friday to Tuesday.

All eight sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

For more information on Household Recycling Centres, visit the recycling pages on the council’s website, www.northlincs.gov.uk/bins-waste-recycling/household-recycling-centres/ or call the Customer Helpline on 01724

 

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