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Christmas waste collection plans - December 2021 and January 2022

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Published: Friday, 3rd December 2021

Details of waste and recycling collections in Birmingham over the Christmas and new year period have been announced.

Bank Holiday Monday (27 December 2021)

There will be no collections of any type of waste on this day.

Those due general waste (grey lid bin) collections on this day have their next collection scheduled for Monday 3 January 2022.

Homes due a recycling (blue lid bin) collection on this day have their next collection scheduled for Monday 10 January 2022.

 

Bank Holiday Tuesday (28 December 2021)

There will be no collections of recycling on this day.

Homes due a recycling (blue lid bin) collection on this day have their next collection scheduled for Tuesday 11 January 2022.

General waste (grey lid bin) collections on this day are scheduled as normal.

 

Bank Holiday Monday (3 January 2022)

There will be no collections of recycling on this day.

Homes due a recycling (blue lid bin) collection on this day have their next collection scheduled for Monday 17 January 2022.

General waste (grey lid bin) collections on this day are scheduled as normal.

 

All other days over the festive period

Collections are scheduled as normal.

 

General advice

Reasonable amounts of “side waste” will be taken over the Christmas and new year period (2-3 sacks) and anyone with extra cardboard is asked to bundle the waste with string and place next to their recycling bin when they have their next scheduled collection – but the bundle must not be any taller or wider than the bin itself.

For those who do not wish to wait, the city’s network of four Household Recycling Centres will be open every day across the festive period, apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day – but all visits must be booked in advance via the web.

If, for any reason, your bins are not collected (adverse weather, staff sickness, vehicle breakdown etc) please take the bins back onto your property and present them on the next scheduled collection day.

 

Cllr John O’Shea, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Parks, said: “We always strive to strike the right balance between providing a service and ensuring that our hardworking crews get time with their families and loved ones over Christmas and new year.

“The plan put forward, following discussion with staff and their representatives, means there are some changes to business as usual – so we would urge everyone who normally has a collection on a Monday or a Tuesday to check out what is scheduled for them.”

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