Date change as Christmas collections reach crescendo

Households in Cherwell which are due to have a bin collection on Christmas Day are being warned to put their bins out three days earlier this year.

Published: Tuesday, 4th December 2018

The collection due on Tuesday, 25 December will be brought forward to Saturday, 22 December 2018.

Collections due on Boxing Day, Wednesday, 26 December will be put back until Saturday, 29 December.

Cllr Debbie Pickford, Cherwell District Council’s lead member for Clean and Green, said: “With all that packaging from presents and the extra food we consume, volumes of waste and recycling reach a crescendo at Christmas.

“So as well as giving our collection crews time at home with their families, we have to make sure they get a rest.

“Residents can help by making sure their bins are out for 7am. Lots of us will also be entertaining visitors but please make sure they park so that bin lorries can get through."

The collection due on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 will also be brought forward to Monday, 31 December 2018.

In the New Year residents will be able to recycle their real Christmas tree by placing it in or next to their brown garden and food waste bin. All decorations and lights must be removed.

Households in Cherwell can place as much recycling out for collection as they want next to their blue bin as long as it is bagged or tied up (no black bags).

But households that have the room and would like to permanently boost their recycling capacity can purchase an extra blue bin for £18, saving £12 on the normal price during a sale between Saturday, 1 December and Monday, 31 December.

For more information visit www.cherwell.gv.uk/recycling, or call 01295 227003.