Christmas waste collection plans - December 2022 and January 2023

Plans for waste and recycling collections in Birmingham over the Christmas and new year period have been announced.

Boxing Day - Monday 26 December 2022

There will be no collections of any type of waste on this day.

Those due general waste (grey lid bin) collections on this day have their next collection scheduled for Monday 2 January 2023.

Homes due a recycling (blue lid bin) collection on this day have their next collection scheduled for Monday 9 January 2023.

Bank Holiday - Tuesday 27 December 2022

There will be collections of recycling only on this day.

Homes due a general waste (grey lid bin) collection on this day have their next collection scheduled for Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Bank Holiday - Monday 2 January 2023

Collections are scheduled as usual.

All other days over the festive period

Collections are scheduled as usual.

General advice

Reasonable amounts of “side waste” will be taken over the Christmas and new year period (2-3 sacks) and anyone with extra cardboard is asked to bundle the waste with string and place next to their recycling bin when they have their next scheduled collection – but the bundle must not be any taller or wider than the bin itself.

For those who do not wish to wait, the city’s network of four Household Recycling Centres will be open every day across the festive period, apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day – but all visits must be booked in advance via the web.

If, for any reason, your bins are not collected (adverse weather, staff sickness, vehicle breakdown etc) please take the bins back onto your property and present them on the next scheduled collection day.

Cllr Majid Mahmood, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Our hardworking bin crews do a great job week-in and week-out, so when it comes to Christmas, we always aim to achieve the right balance between providing a service and allowing staff to get time with their families and loved ones over the festive period.

“The plan put forward, following discussion with staff, means there are some changes to our business as usual operations – everyone who normally has a collection on a Monday or a Tuesday should check out what is scheduled for them this year so they know when to put their waste out at the right time.”

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