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Bin collections: Christmas and New Year changes for all Nottinghamshire councils

All Nottinghamshire councils have now confirmed any changes to bin collections caused by the festive period.

As Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, there will be a  Bank Holiday on Tuesday, December 26, as well as the standard Bank Holiday for Boxing Day.

It means extra time off for some waste collection teams across the city and county and changes to when residents will have their bins emptied.

Some councils will also be collecting extra bags of household waste to account for the extra demand.

Below are the changes being made by Nottingham City Council as well as each of the county’s district and borough councils.

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Nottingham City Council

Residents in Nottingham due to have their bins collected on Monday, December 26 will instead have them emptied on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24).

There are no other changes across the city during the Christmas and New Year period.

Ashfield District Council

Revised collection dates have been announced for towns like Hucknall, Sutton and Kirkby over the festive period.

Anyone who would have had their bin collected on Monday, December 26, will instead have it collected on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24).

Collections will then be a day later than originally planned through until the start of next month.

Collections due on Tuesday, December 27 will instead take place on December 28, with this cycle running through until Saturday, January 7 – which will be the revised collection from Friday, January 6.

Extra waste will be collected during this period for people having their red-lidded bins emptied.

The council said: “On your first general waste collection after Christmas, we will be collecting one additional bag of general waste to help with extra waste this festive season.

“Please leave the extra bag alongside your red-lidded bin.”

Bassetlaw District Council

Bassetlaw District Council is also delaying collections as a result of Christmas and the bank holidays.

Collections due on Boxing Day (Monday, December 26) will instead take place two days later on December 28.

There will also be a two-day delay on the collections for December 27 and December 28, taking place on Thursday, December 29 and Friday, December 30 respectively.

Collections scheduled for Thursday, December 29 and Friday, December 30 will then be moved to Tuesday, January 3 and Wednesday, January 4.

There will then be a three-day delay for collections due at the start of January, with Monday’s January 2 collection to take place on Thursday, January 4, Tuesday’s January 3 on Friday, January 5 and Wednesday (January 4) on Saturday, January 6.

Changes to bin collections continue until the week commencing January 23, with the authority to contact all households with the changes.

Broxtowe Borough Council

Broxtowe Borough Council is enforcing a one-day delay to all collections starting from Monday, December 26.

Boxing Day collections will instead take place on Tuesday, December 27, with the one-day delay running until Saturday, December 31, which is the rescheduled collection of Friday, December 30.

Gedling Borough Council

Like Nottingham and Ashfield, Boxing Day collections in Gedling will instead take place on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24).

All other collections in that week will take place on their normal day, with the collection on Monday, January 2 – a carry-over bank holiday for New Year’s Day – taking place on New Year’s Eve (Saturday, December 31).

The authority says an extra bag of household waste will be collected with black bins during this period, as well as additional recycling.

A statement said: “Please place your bins out by 6am. We will take extra bags of black bin waste over the festive period and if you have extra recycling, please leave it in cardboard boxes next to your bin. ”

Mansfield District Council

Most Mansfield collections will remain the same over the Christmas period, except for households whose collections fall on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2.

Both days are Bank Holidays and the collections will take place on Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) and Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) respectively.

The council will also be collecting extra waste depending on which bin is being emptied.

A statement said: “We will be able to collect one bag of side waste with your general waste bin on your first green bin collection after Christmas.

“As usual, a small amount of extra recyclable waste in a paper bag or cardboard box can be collected on blue bin days.”

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Only one collection date will be changed across Newark and Sherwood over the Christmas and New Year period.

Collections due on Boxing Day (Monday, December 26) will instead be collected on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24).

All other dates remain unaffected, the council says.

Rushcliffe Borough Council

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s changes depend on which bin is due to be collected.

Grey bins due to be collected on Monday, December 26 (Boxing Day) will instead be collected on Friday, December 23.

Grey collections on Tuesday, December 27 will take place on Thursday, December 26 and the collection for Monday, January 2 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 3.

Blue collections have also been affected, with blue bins due to be emptied on Boxing Day rescheduled for Wednesday, December 28.

The blue bin collection initially scheduled for Monday, January 2 will also instead take place on Wednesday, January 4.

All other collections remain the same.

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