Christmas waste collection plan 2017 is confirmed

Published: Friday, 8th December 2017

Residents in Birmingham are being reminded of this year’s Christmas and new year waste collection arrangements, as the festive season nears.

As is normally the case, the council’s crews, who work on all other Bank Holidays, will not operate on Christmas Day, Boxing Day (or any Bank Holidays when either of those two particular days are at the weekend).

This year that means there will be no collections of refuse or recycling on Monday 25 December and Tuesday 26 December.

That means anyone with collections on those days will have their household bins picked up one week later and their recycling bins will be collected two weeks later.

All other collections remain unchanged, including those on New Year’s Day (Monday 1 January)

It is recognised during the festive period that many households produce more waste. For those with wheelie bins, reasonable amounts of household waste will be collected if presented in bags at the side of the bins, on their next scheduled collection AFTER Tuesday 26 December.

To maximise the space in your recycling bin, please collapse cardboard boxes. If there still isn't enough room, excess paper and card recycling will be collected if bundled securely with string and presented alongside the recycling bin when it is next due for collection.

Also, much of the additional rubbish generated over Christmas can be recycled - so reserve the space in your rubbish bin for anything that can’t.

And if possible, plan ahead and remove any unwanted packaging from gifts before the big day and put it out for the collections before Christmas.

Residents’ support in helping to keep the streets of Birmingham litter and rubbish free over the busy holiday period is greatly appreciated.

Please note: The city’s five Household Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day – but will be open on all other days. For more details visit:

Extra recycling and waste information

Unsure of what goes in which bin? Check out this link:

Want some top tips? Here is Birmingham City Council’s advent calendar for waste reduction ideas is being featured daily on the council’s main Twitter account @bhamcitycouncil

rating button