Christmas recycling and waste collections

13 December 2022

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Waste and recycling collections will move on a day during Christmas week but will take place as normal over the New Year bank holiday.

This year, the crews will be able to enjoy Christmas Day and Boxing Day with friends and family, returning to work on Tuesday 27 December. The waste and recycling collections will all move on a day, with the crews working on Saturday 31 December to complete the weeks rounds.

Collections will take place as normal over the New Year bank holidays.

Christmas week

Normal collection day                             Revised collection day
Monday 26 December (bank holiday)      Tuesday 27 December
Tuesday 27 December (bank holiday)      Wednesday 28 December
Wednesday 28 December                          Thursday 29 December
Thursday 29 December                              Friday 30 December
Friday 30 December                                   Saturday 31 December

New Year week

Normal collection day                              Revised collection day
Monday 2 January (bank holiday)              No change
Tuesday 3 January                                       No change
Wednesday 4 January                                 No change
Thursday 5 January                                     No change
Friday 6 January                                           No change

All Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day (25 Dec), Boxing Day (26 Dec) and New Year’s Day (1 Jan). Centres will be open as normal at other times, please check online for full details of the normal opening times.

“Our crews are always so hard working, especially in the recent difficult circumstances faced by the service due to staff shortages.” Explains Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys. “Often working long hours to try and ensure rounds are completed, and bins are emptied.

“With collections scheduled throughout the festive period, we are encouraging households to make use of the service and reduce, reuse, and recycle as much of their household waste as possible.

“We all generate more waste than normal over Christmas and New Year, but most of it can be recycled – tin foil, food, glass jars and bottles, real Christmas trees, plain Christmas cards and wrapping paper, batteries, plastic pots, and bottles.”

Please check our website and keep an eye on our social media pages for any service changes needed because of extreme winter weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.

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