Christmas bin and recycling collection dates confirmed

Wealden District Council has released dates for rubbish, recycling and garden waste to be collected over the Christmas and New Year period.

 

Collection days are changing over Christmas, so please put your rubbish and recycling out on the revised dates.

 

Normal Collections                                         Revised Collections

 

Monday 25 December 2023

Wednesday 27th December 2023

Tuesday 26 December 2023

Thursday 28th December 2023

Wednesday 27th December 2023

Friday 29th December 2023

Thursday 28th December 2023

Saturday 30th December 2023

Friday 29th December 2023

Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Monday 1st January 2024

Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Thursday 4th January 2024

Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Friday 5th January 2024

Thursday 4th January 2024

Saturday 6th January 2024

Friday 5th January 2024

Monday 8th January 2024

Monday 8th January 2024

Tuesday 9th January 2024

Tuesday 9th January 2024

Wednesday 10th January 2024

Wednesday 10th January 2024

Thursday 11th January 2024

Thursday 11th January 2024

Friday 12th January 2024

Friday 12th January 2024

Saturday 13th January 2024

Monday 15th January 2024

Normal Collections Resume

 

The Garden Waste Collection Service will be suspended from Monday 25 December 2023 until Friday 5 January 2024 with collections resuming on your usual collection day from Monday 8 January 2024.

 

New collection calendars for 2024, including the Christmas Collection schedule will be available to download from our website from Friday 1 December 2023. Visit www.wealden.gov.uk to download your collection calendar.

 

Anyone needing assistance or their calendar in a different format can call our Customer Service Team on 01323 443322.

Councillor Gareth Owen-Williams, Alliance for Wealden (Liberal Democrat), and lead councillor for Waste and Customer Services, said, “Thanks to all of the efforts of its’ residents, Wealden has achieved an amazing recycling rate of over 49% in the last year. Christmas is a time when more waste is produced, much of which can be recycled using your kerbside collection service. I would like to ask our residents to please keep up the good work and recycle as much as possible this Christmas.”

 

Here are some recycling tips for the festive season.

 

Electricals & batteries - Broken and unwanted small electrical items and household batteries can be put in separate carrier bags on top of your rubbish bin or recycling bin for collection.  Please do not put batteries inside your bins as these can cause fires both in the collection vehicle and at the Recycling Facility.

Wrapping paper & cards – all of your festive wrapping paper and cards (except foil/glitter) can be placed in the recycling bin.

Christmas trees - ‘Real' Christmas trees can be composted. If you have a garden waste subscription you can chop your real tree up and place it in your brown bin. Alternatively, it can be taken to your local Household waste recycling site for recycling.

 

Extra recycling - Extra recycling can be placed in white or clear bags (no black sacks) next to the recycling bin for collection (except for glass which should be placed directly in the recycling bin).

Clean, dry and loose - Please make sure all your recycling is washed, squashed, dry and put loose into your recycling bin.

If you do need to visit a Household Waste Recycling Site (local ‘tips’) over the holidays, please check https://new.eastsussex.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling/household-waste-recycling-sites  for opening times.

Cardboard - Remember to flatten all cardboard boxes so they don't take up unnecessary space in your recycling bin and if you need to leave them at the side of the bin, please ensure they are folded/cut to a size that would fit inside your bin.

For further information on what can and cannot be recycled, visit www.wealden.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/

 

The Waste Team at Wealden would like to wish all residents a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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