Refuse & Recycling Collections for Christmas and New Year


Published on 7 December 2023
Archived on 7 January 2024

There will be no refuse, recycling or food waste collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day.

The revised collection arrangements are shown in the table below: 

Normal collection date

New collection date over Christmas and New Year

Monday 25 December 2023

Saturday 23 December 2023

Tuesday 26 December 2023

Wednesday 27 December 2023

Thursday 28 December 2023

Friday 29 December 2023

Friday 29 December 2023

Saturday 30 December 2023

Monday 1 January 2024

Tuesday 2 January 2024

Tuesday 2 January 2024

Wednesday 3 January 2024

Wednesday 3 January 2024

Thursday 4 January 2024

Thursday 4 January 2024

Friday 5 January 2024

Friday 5 January 2024

Saturday 6 January 2024


Collections will return to normal on Monday 8 January 2024.

Please ensure that your bins are presented at the edge of your property by 6am on your new collection date.

Garden Waste Collections
There will be no garden waste collections from Saturday 23 December 2023 through to Saturday 6 January 2024.
Please take any garden waste to your local recycling centre.

Extra waste
Please note that no additional general waste (refuse) placed by or on top of your grey refuse bin will be collected.
If you have any additional recycling, you can place it in a box or rigid container next to your blue-lidded wheeled bin for collection. Please flatten or cut cardboard pieces no larger than 1mx1m.

Please remember to put all your food waste in your food caddies and do not dispose of any batteries or electrical waste in your grey bin (general waste).
Click here to find out more information about what we collect. 

Visit our Christmas Recycling Page for more information.

You can also download our app and use it to look up what items can be recycled. And don't forget to sign up to our Podback coffee pod recycling services.

The District Council offices are closed from 2pm Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January. 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 or X (formally Twitter) on @StratfordDC or the District Council's Facebook page for all the latest updates.

Contact details

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

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Last updated on 07/12/2023