top of page

Christmas and New Year Waste and Recycling Collections

Christmas and New Year bin collections

Derbyshire Dales residents have been reminded that the Christmas and New Year bank holidays mean some bin collection days change over the festive fortnight.

But the good news for households whose usual collection day is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday is that Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collections in the two weeks immediately before and after Christmas Day do not change.

Monday 28 December is a bank holiday but the District Council’s waste and recycling partner Serco will collect as normal that day.

The Friday collection scheduled for Christmas Day itself will take place earlier on Saturday 19 December and the Friday collection scheduled for New Year’s Day will take place later, on Saturday 2 January.

So bin teams won't be collecting on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, but will be working extra days on Saturdays 19 December and 2 January.

Residents are asked to note that no additional household waste will be collected, so are advised to make sure all their household waste is contained in their grey bin with the lid shut, or, for homes on a sack collection, in four standard sized black sacks.

A District Council spokesperson said: We are always happy to take excess recycling but residents should limit the amount of household waste they put out.

“Additional recycling material should be left at the side of recycling containers, making sure it is easily identifiable and suitably contained.

“We recommend using transparent containers, such as stacker boxes, rather than black bags, so we can easily identify the contents, and ask that any excess card, paper and magazines are separated from other excess recycling. Cardboard must be flattened and broken down into smaller pieces no wider than 0.5m to fit in the recycling compartment of our trucks.”

More information on presenting excess recycling can be found online at

Food waste collections will continue to happen weekly and recycling collections fortnightly.

To help prioritise household waste and recycling collections at this busy time of year, all garden waste (green bin/compostable sacks) collections are suspended from Saturday 19 December to Saturday 2 January inclusive.

Every household in the district received a Christmas and New Year collections timetable (please see poster attached) in the October issue of the District Council’s Dales Matters publication, and a collection calendar is also available to view or download online at


Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page