During the festive period, your recycling and refuse collections may take place on different days. Check our calendar below – and read on for tips on how to recycle more this Christmas!
|Week||Normal collection day||Revised collection day|
|Recycling||Mon 25 Dec||Wed 27 Dec|
|Tues 26 Dec||Thurs 28 Dec|
|Wed 27 Dec||Fri 29 Dec|
|Thurs 28 Dec||Sat 30 Dec|
|Fri 29 Dec||Tues 2 Jan|
|Refuse||Mon 1 Jan||Wed 3 Jan|
|Tue 2 Jan||Thurs 4 Jan|
|Wed 3 Jan||Fri 5 Jan|
|Thurs 4 Jan||Sat 6 Jan|
|Fri 5 Jan||Mon 8 Jan|
|Recycling||Mon 8 Jan||Tues 9 Jan|
|Tues 9 Jan||Wed 10 Jan|
|Wed 10 Jan||Thurs 11 Jan|
|Thurs 11 Jan||Fri 12 Jan|
|Fri 12 Jan||Sat 13 Jan|
Collections will resume normal service on Monday 15 January 2018.
All refuse and recycling should be out for collection by 6am over Christmas and New Year. Please note collections may take place up to one day later than shown.
There will be NO garden or bulk collections for two weeks; week commencing 25/12/17 and week commencing 01/01/18. Check when your garden waste will be collected over the festive period:
Recycling at Christmas and New Year!
Not sure which bin festive items go into? Check our handy guide below:
Green recycling bin
- Christmas cards
- Tin foil and foil serving trays
- Champagne, wine, beer and alcohol bottles/cans
- Paper wrapping paper
- Christmas crackers
- Cardboard boxes
- Soft drink containers
- Sweet/biscuit tins
Grey refuse bin
- Broken decorations
- Foil wrapping paper
- Bubble wrap, plastic packaging
- Champagne and wine corks
- Turkey carcass
*Visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for handy recipes for those festive leftovers!
Put those broken Christmas lights or any electrical decorations or items in a plastic carrier bag on top of your refuse bin, and we will take them away!
Ashford’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Brunswick Road, Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate wil be open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Christmas tree recycling
Support Pilgrims Hospices by signing up to their Tree Recycling fundraising campaign?
Their service will cover the whole borough on 13 and 14 January, when residents can have their tree collected in return for a donation of their choice. What better way to support your local hospice this festive season!
To register, visit www.pilgrimshospices.org/treecycling or call 01233 504111.
Garden recycling and bulky item collections
Please note, as stated on your garden recycling collection calendars there will be NO garden waste or bulky item collections over the festive period; week commencing 25 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.
These collections will resume on Monday 8 January 2018.
During the festive period, your clinical collections will take place on different days.
Please refer to the calendar.
|Normal collection||Revise collection|
|Mon 25 Dec||Wed 27 Dec|
|Mon 1 Jan||Wed 3 Jan|
|Mon 8 Jan||Tues 9 Jan|