Christmas changes to kerbside collections in Cherwell

Residents are reminded to check their waste and recycling collection dates ahead of the festive period to ensure they are up to date with the latest collection days.

Published: Friday, 1st December 2023

Christmas collections

Over the last week of December, Cherwell District Council is changing its usual household kerbside collection days. Collections will be made one day later than the normal day.

Normal collection date

Christmas collection date

Tuesday 26 December

Wednesday 27 December

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 28 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 29 December

Friday 29 December

Saturday 30 December




Councillor Andrew McHugh, Portfolio Holder for Cleaner and Greener Communities, said: “We know that many residents spend the festive period socialising, celebrating and reconnecting with friends and family. This will inevitably lead to the accumulation of extra waste and recycling, and to prioritise this, green, blue and food bin collections will continue one day later than usual.

“Our waste collection teams work tirelessly across the year and will work especially hard during December as the volume of waste increases. I’m sure residents would join me in recognising this work and sending a massive thank you for everything they do.”

Garden waste collections will be temporarily suspended from Tuesday 26 December to Friday 5 January to ensure all the extra waste can be collected.

Some garden waste may gather over this time, and residents unable to wait for the next collection can take their garden waste to their local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Residents who celebrate Christmas by decorating and displaying real trees can dispose of them kerbside from Tuesday 9 January to Friday 19 January. Trees will need to be put out on their blue bin day with all lights and decorations removed, and any tree over 5ft tall must be cut into smaller sections of 2ft.

Residents can also replant any trees with roots in their gardens or use any composters they may have.

Further information about recycling services in the district and the new festive collection dates can be found online at