If you are due a bin collection in Chester and Ellesmere Port on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, your collection date has changed.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have issued a list of revised dates for the festive period.

Normal services will resume on Monday, January 4.

Garden waste collections have been suspended and will resume on Monday, January 18.

Following this period, any real Christmas trees can be chopped up to a size which allows the lid to close and placed into householders’ green wheeled bins for collection.

New waste and recycling calendars have been delivered to Cheshire West and Chester residents and can also be downloaded here .

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. These centres will be open 8am and 4pm, throughout the festive period (except Christmas Day).