Refuse & Recycling Collections for Christmas and New Year

Released on 11 December 2018 Press Release

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 Tuesday 25 December, Wednesday 26 December or Tuesday 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 24 December Normal collection Normal collection Normal collection
Tues 25 December Thurs 27 December Thurs 27 December Sat 29 December
Wed 26 December Fri 28 December Fri 28 December Sat 29 December
Thurs 27 December Normal collection Normal collection Sat 29 December
Fri 28 December Normal collection Normal collection Sat 29 December
Sat 29 December Normal collection Normal collection Normal collection
Tues 1 January Wed 2 January Wed 2 January Sat 5 January
Wed 2 January Normal collection Normal collection Sat 5 January
Thurs 3 January Normal collection Normal collection Normal collection
Fri 4 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 7 January 2019.

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. 

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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