Changes to Christmas bin collections: December 25, 26 and January 1

Changes to christmas bin collections Published: Friday, 01st December 2023

Please be aware that there will be changes to our waste and recycling rounds due on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Alternative collections are as follows:

  • Bins due on Monday 25 December will be collected on Saturday 30 December instead, including green bins and food caddies.
  • Bins due on Tuesday 26 December will be collected earlier on Saturday 23 December instead, including green bins and food caddies.
  • Bins due on Monday 1 January will be collected on Saturday 6 January – apart from green bins and food caddies which will be collected on Monday 8 January as normal.

Please share this information with your neighbours.

Disposing of your real Christmas trees

Once you have taken your Christmas tree down you can recycle it by putting it in your green bin.

Just chop it into small pieces, remove the wooden block from the base of the tree as this is too big to be composted, and take off any lights and decorations.

Alternatively, you can take it to Arkwright Street Household Waste and Recycling Centre or leave it at one of our collection points in the following parks (from December 28 to January 31):

• Higher Memorial Park (car park), Joseph Street, Failsworth

(open 7.30am until dusk)

• Royton Park (car park) off Bleasdale Street, Royton.

(Open 7.30am until dusk)

• Werneth Park (car park) off Frederick Street, Werneth

(open 7.30am until dusk)

• Churchill Playing Fields (car park), Wellington Road, Greenfield. Anytime access.

• George Street Playing Fields (car park), off Milnrow Road, Shaw.

Anytime access.

For all your waste and recycling information – including what goes in which bin, what date your normal collection is and opening times for Arkwright Street tip visit

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