Christmas and New Year bin collections

We are making changes to our waste and recycling collections during the Christmas and New Year period.

These changes apply to waste, recycling and garden waste collections.

Please make sure bins are out by 7am as collections may take place at a different time to what you are normally used to.

Usual collection day Festive collection day
Monday 21 December As normal
Tuesday 22 December As normal
Wednesday 23 December As normal
Thursday 24 December As normal
Friday 25 December Sunday 27 December
Monday 28 December As normal
Tuesday 29 December As normal
Wednesday 30 December As normal
Thursday 31 December As normal
Friday 1 January Saturday, 2 January

Extra waste and recycling

From Monday 21 December 2020 to Friday 8 January 2021 you can put out up to two extra black bags of waste next to your black bin.

You can put out as much extra recycling as you want as long as it is in a recyclable container, for example a cardboard box.

Extra recycling and waste can also be taken to Household Recycling Centres. They are open during the festive period apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Covid-19 restrictions are in place to keep you safe.

Find your nearest Household Recycling Centre.

What you can recycle at Christmas

Read our guide to recycling at Christmas to make sure you stay on the nice list. 

Visit what can I put in my green bin for information about all the items you can recycle at home.

Find out more about reducing your waste at

Reduce your festive waste and recycling

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but also one of the most wasteful.

Read our top tips on how to recycle more and waste less this Christmas.

Take the waste reduction challenge

If you are looking for a resolution for the new year then try our waste reduction challenge. How much can you reduce your waste by in just 30 days?

Download the Worcestershire 30 Day Zero Waste Challenge