With Christmas Day falling on a Sunday and Boxing Day on a Monday this year, we will collect everyone’s bins a day earlier the week before Christmas, starting on Sunday 18th December. Boxing Day Monday collection will be made 2 days earlier, on Christmas Eve. However, from 27th December onwards, all bins will be collected on their normal collection days.
These date changes will ensure everyone receives their usual number of collections over the full festive period and our hard working staff can have Christmas and Boxing Day off.
The key message is: Your bin collection day the week before Christmas will be a day earlier this year. If you are due a collection on Boxing Day Monday, that collection will be made on Christmas Eve (Saturday) instead. After Boxing Day your bin will be collected on your normal, scheduled days.
The 8 Household Waste and Recycling Centres will only be closed on the 25th and 26th December and 1st January.
Christmas is always our busiest time of year and we usually see a big increase in cardboard, paper and plastic recycling. This year we’ve again highlighted the wide range of common household items that can go in the Leeds green bin. We’ve also added some festive recycling tips and a reminder that people can recycle their empty bottles and jars at one of the 700+ recycling banks across the city and donate any unwanted gifts in our recycling centre charity containers.