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Check your bin collection day and cut down on festive waste this Christmas

Date Published: 17 December 2021
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People living in Rutland are being reminded to check whether their bin collection day will change over the festive season. 

At Christmas and New Year, some bin collection days in Rutland have to be changed as schedules are altered to take account of bank holidays.

Rutland County Council is reminding people to double check their collection days heading towards the end of December and into January, with some collections due to take place later than normal. These changes also apply to properties on the separate farms and lodges collection round: 

Christmas collection days
Usual collection day New collection day 

Thursday 23 December

No change

Friday 24 December

No change

Monday 27 December

Wednesday 29 December

Tuesday 28 December

Thursday 30 December

Wednesday 29 December

No change

Thursday 30 December

No change

Friday 31 December

No change

Monday 3 January

Tuesday 4 January

Tuesday 4 January

Wednesday 5 January

Wednesday 5 January

Thursday 6 January

Thursday 6 January

Friday 7 January

Friday 7 January

Saturday 8 January

 

“Everyone’s looking forward to a break over Christmas but we’ll be working hard throughout festive period to collect your bins. Christmas is our busiest time of the year for waste and the only time when bank holidays have an impact on our normal collection schedule, so please check to see if your collection day has changed at all. This is also the time of year when we face disruption to bin collections due to severe winter weather, like snow and ice, as well as delays caused by the sheer volume of seasonal waste. If the bins along your street are missed for any reason, please leave them out and we will return to collect them as soon as we can.” Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Rutland County Council

Rutland County Council is encouraging people to try and reduce the amount they throw away as waste over the busy Christmas period. On average, food waste makes up 50% of the material in Rutland’s black household waste bins. This is costly for households and bad for the environment. Love Food Hate Waste is a national campaign providing handy tips and advice to help everyone waste less food: www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

Households in Rutland will get an extra blue bag for additional recycling over the Christmas period. Once full, residents are asked to place this bag next to their grey recycling bin on collection day. Collection crews cannot remove any other side waste. For information about what items can and can’t be recycled in Rutland, visit: www.rutland.gov.uk/recyclingaz

Residents are also advised to check opening times before traveling to use Rutland’s recycling centres at North Luffenham and Cottesmore over Christmas. Operating hours for the two sites can be found online at: www.rutland.gov.uk/recycling

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