Changes to recycling and waste services this Christmas
With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve pulled together lots of helpful information to see you through the festive season.
Christmas bin collection dates
To make way for the festive Bank Holidays, bin collections will be operating to a revised schedule.
See the below table for revised collection dates over the festive period.
|Normal day||Revised day|
|Monday 27 December 2021||Wednesday 29 December 2021|
|Tuesday 28 December 2021||Thursday 30 December 2021|
|Wednesday 29 December 2021||Friday 31 December 2021|
|Thursday 30 December 2021||Tuesday 4 January 2022|
|Friday 31 December 2021||Wednesday 5 January 2022|
|Monday 3 January 2022||Thursday 6 January 2022|
|Tuesday 4 January 2022||Friday 7 January 2022|
|Wednesday 5 January 2022||Saturday 8 January 2022|
|Thursday 6 January 2022||Monday 10 January 2022|
|Friday 7 January 2022||Tuesday 11 January 2022|
|Monday 10 January 2022||Wednesday 12 January 2022|
|Tuesday 11 January 2022||Thursday 13 January 2022|
|Wednesday 12 January 2022||Friday14 January 2022|
|Thursday 13 January 2022||Saturday 15 January 2022|
|Friday 14 January 2022||Monday 17 January 2022|
|Monday 17 January 2022||Tuesday 18 January 2022|
|Tuesday 18 January 2022||Wednesday 19 January 2022|
|Wednesday 19 January 2022||Thursday 20 January 2022|
|Thursday 20 January 2022||Friday 21 January 2022|
|Friday 21 January 2022||Saturday 22 January 2022|
Garden waste collections are suspended during the winter months. Exact dates for different collection areas are below.
|Area||Date suspended from||Date collections restart|
|Chiltern, Wycombe and South Bucks area||Monday 3 January 2022||Tuesday 18 January 2022|
|Aylesbury Vale area||Saturday 27 November 2021||Wednesday 12 January 2022|
Please note, planned collections may be subject to change due to adverse weather conditions. Please follow @BucksCouncil to keep up to date with the latest collection information on Facebook and Twitter.
Household recycling centres
The sites will close on:
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
- New Year’s day
All other days over the Christmas period, whether Bank Holidays or not, the sites will operate the usual opening days and hours.
Find out more on our Household Recycling Centre webpages.
Recycling over the Christmas period
Over the festive season, we produce around 30% more waste so it’s even more important to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Remember that items such as Christmas cards and crackers, paper hats, non-glittery wrapping paper and chocolate boxes are all recyclable.
If you are worried about wasting food, the Love Food Hate Waste website has advice on how to reduce waste and reuse festive food.
Ensure that you fold and flatten extra cardboard to a manageable size and place any extra cardboard next to your recycling bin. Remember to remove any other packaging, like polystyrene or sticky tape.
How to dispose of your Christmas tree
Before you do though, remember to:
- remove any decorations
- cut the tree into smaller, manageable pieces before placing in your garden waste bin