Christmas And New Year Bin Collections

Check rubbish, food and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year

There will be no rubbish, food or recycling collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day 

  • Catch-up collections are scheduled to include three Saturdays: 22 and 29 December and 5 January.
  • Please check the table below to find out when your bin will be collected - in some cases this will be BEFORE your usual collection date.
Collection schedule over the festive period
If your normal collection should be on:Your collection date will change to:
Monday 24 December  Saturday 22 December 
Tuesday 25 December  Monday 24 December 
Wednesday 26 December Thursday 27 December 
Thursday 27 December  Friday 28 December
Friday 28 December Saturday 29 December 
Monday 31 December  Monday 31 December (no change)
Tuesday 1 January Wednesday 2 January
Wednesday 2 January  Thursday 3 January 
Thursday 3 January  Friday 4 January 
Friday 4 January Saturday 5 January

Extra rubbish

Can be taken to Millhams Community Recycling Centre or Christchurch Recycling Centre. Both sites are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Extra recycling

Will be collected if you place it next to your recycling bin in a cardboard box. Or you can use a recycling sack, available from Bournemouth libraries

Christmas trees

Local charity Diverse Abilities will collect your Christmas tree in some areas, for a small donation Check if they are collecting in your area and arrange collection