Most people in Cheshire West and Chester can look forward to having their bins emptied on the usual day over the Christmas and New Year period.
Festive seasons tend to bring considerable disruption to refuse collection services across the area but this year will be an exception due to the fact both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are on a Sunday.
The only day where there will be a change to normal refuse collection days is Monday, December 26 (Boxing Day). Bins which would usually be emptied on a Monday that week should be put out for collection on the preceding Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve).
Scheduled containers must be presented for collection by 7am on your scheduled collection day.
But Cheshire West and Chester Council have confirmed that from Tuesday, December 27 to Friday, January 6, refuse collections will not be affected even on the two bank holidays during that period.
However, residents are reminded that garden waste collections will be suspended for four weeks commencing Monday, December 19, resuming on Monday, January 16.
Following this period any real Christmas trees can be chopped up to a size which allows the lid to close and placed into householder's green wheeled bins for collection from Monday, January 16.
The council website also states: “Remember Christmas cards, envelopes and non-metallic wrapping paper can all be recycled in the green box. Cardboard boxes should be flattened to fit inside the green box with any plastic and polystyrene removed.
“Any extra recycling (including food waste) can be placed out for collection next to existing recycling containers in suitable, clearly labelled containers such as a carrier bag or a plastic storage box (this container will be returned after emptying).
“Larger boxes can either be ripped up in to smaller pieces or taken to a local Household Waste and Recycling Centre, which will be open 8am until 4pm over the festive period (except Christmas Day).”