Christmas bin collection dates in Dorset announced: Check yours…

CHRISTMAS bin collection dates in Dorset have been confirmed.

Dorset Council has detailed the days – and changes – of collections in the build up to the big day, until the new year.

“Our rubbish and recycling collections over the festive period will be different from your usual day of the week,” a spokesperson said.

“Our collection days will return to normal from Monday, January 15.”

A calendar of usual days – and revised dates for bin collections has been published to help households plan.

Revised bin collection days over Christmas in Dorset:
Usual collection day – Revised collection day
Friday, December 22 – no change
Monday, December 25 – Wednesday, December 27
Tuesday, December 26 – Thursday, December 28
Wednesday, December 27 – Friday, December 29
Thursday, December 28 – Saturday, December 30
Friday, December 29 – Tuesday, January 2
Monday, January 1 – Wednesday, January 3
Tuesday, January 2 – Thursday, January 4
Wednesday, January 3 – Friday, January 5
Thursday, January 4 – Saturday, January 6
Friday, January 5 – Monday, January 8
Monday, January 8 – Tuesday, January 9
Tuesday, January 9 Wednesday, January 10
Wednesday, January 10 Thursday, January 11
Thursday, January 11 Friday, January 12
Friday, January 12 Saturday, January 13

Collection days will return to normal from Monday, January 15.

No garden waste collections will take place from Christmas Eve until Monday, January 8.

Household recycling centres are open from 9am to 4pm daily, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, when they are closed.

Meanwhile, households are being reminded of other changes to collections over Christmas.

“We will collect up to two extra sacks of rubbish beside your bin on your first rubbish collection after Christmas Day,” the spokesperson added.

“Extra recycling, including glass and food, will be collected on your recycling collection day, provided it has been separated correctly and placed in a suitable sturdy container (no bags) that can be easily lifted by one person.”

Dorset Council does not collect Christmas trees of any kind with rubbish or recycling at the kerbside.

However, a number of other options are available for recycling Christmas trees, including:

  • home composting it
  • cutting it up and placing it in your garden waste bin
  • taking it to a household recycling centre
  • booking a Christmas tree collection with a Dorset-based charity or service

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I am the editor in chief of Blackmore Vale media, which includes the New Blackmore Vale, New Stour & Avon, Salisbury & Avon Gazette and the Purbeck Gazette, having been a reporter for some 20 years. In my spare time, I am a festival lover, with a particular focus on Glastonbury. I live in Somerset with my wife and two children.