Refuse & Recycling Collections for Christmas and New Year

Released on 23 December 2019 Archived News

Stratford News

Here are the changes to refuse and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year.

There will be no collections of refuse, recyclables or green/food waste on Wednesday 25 December, Thursday 26 December or Wednesday 1 January.  

Revised arrangements are shown in the table below. 

If your usual collection day is If it is your refuse week your grey bin will be collected on If it is your recycling week your blue bin will be collected on

If it is your recycling week your green bin will be collected on

Mon 23 December Normal collection Normal collection Normal collection
Tues 24 December Normal collection Normal collection Normal collection
Wed 25 December Fri 27 December Fri 27 December Sat 28 December
Thurs 26 December Sat 28 December Sat 28 December Sat 28 December
Fri 27 December Normal collection Normal collection Sat 28 December
Mon 30 December Normal collection  Normal collection  Normal collection
Tues 31 December Normal collection Normal collection Normal collection
Wed 1 January Thurs 2 January Thurs 2 January Sat 4 January
Thurs 2 January Normal collection Normal collection Sat 4 January
Fri 3 January Normal collection Normal collection Normal collection

You can also check your collection days at any time using our Bin Collection Calendar.

Collections will return to normal week beginning Monday 6 January 2020.

Extra waste: If you have additional recycling, you can place it in a box or rigid container next to your blue-lidded wheeled bin for collection. 

Christmas trees can also be cut up and put in your green bin or left beside the bin for collection.

Please note: no additional general waste (refuse) placed by or on your grey refuse bin will be collected.

The District Council offices are closed between 25 December and 1 January, but the online 'report it' forms will still be available and actioned on missed bins and street cleansing issues.

In the event of adverse weather affecting collections, please check the District Council's website at stratford.gov.uk/news/local-services-disrupted-by-severe-weather.cfm, Twitter on @StratfordDC or the District Council's Facebook page for all the latest updates.

The revised collection information is available in the Council Tax booklet distributed in March this year, the Stratford View magazine distributed in November and on the District Council's website. 


Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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