Christmas 2022 bin collection dates: When your rubbish and recycling will be collected in Newcastle

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Christmas is almost here  - will this mean a change in bin collections in the city of Newcastle this festive season?

Christmas: it’s the one time of year that rubbish seems to accumulate at a much faster rate compared to other holidays. With the wealth of wrapping and ribbons used to keep a tight lid on what is being gifted over Christmas, so comes the concerns that there might not be enough room in the bin. Especially when bin collections might be wholly different across this time of year.

Thankfully, Newcastle City Council has confirmed on their website that “there will be no changes to collections over the Christmas period and New Year 2023. Collections will be on your normal day as stated on your bin calendar.” This includes general waste, recycling and garden waste.

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The council has given some tips however how to ensure a full recycling bin this Christmas and New Year to get the clean up completed in one foul swoop. These suggestions include Flatten or squash recycling, such as cardboard and plastic bottles, before putting it in your recycling bin. You should put the tops back onto plastic bottles after squashing them to keep them flat.

Newcastle City Council has also recommended the use of one of the three Household Waste & Recycling Centres (the tips) These accept a much wider range of items such as Christmas trees, cardboard, electrical items and are open every day apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

All centres will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve but remember last entry times to the sites are 20 minutes before closing time. More information on these centres can be found by visiting the Household Waste and Recycling Centres page on the council’s website.

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