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Christmas Recycling/Waste Collection: an update from North Somerset Council

News - 15 December 2020

Christmas Recycling/Waste Collection: an update from North Somerset Council

Updated Collection Calendars

Updated collection calendars for recycling, household waste and garden waste are now available.

Garden Waste & Christmas Tree Disposal

Garden waste will not be collected from Friday 18th December – Monday 18th January 2021

  • Christmas tree collection for registered garden waste properties only will take place 18th –  29th January 2021
  • Tree can be up to 2 metres high (minus pot and decorations)
  • You can put your tree out for collection next to your garden waste.

There are also options to dispose of a real tree by donating to charity or local organisation – please try to choose an option close to home to cut down on travel.

Recycling centres

All three centres at Portishead, Weston-Super-Mare and Backwell will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and winter opening hours apply.

  • Please check the North Somerset Council website for opening times and social distancing advice before you travel.
  • Please bear in mind that in order to keep community and staff safe, there are limitations to the number of people allowed on site at one time.
  • There may be queues on the surrounding roads so please turn off engines while you wait and be aware you may be asked to return another day.
  • To avoid unnecessary travel, always visit the site closest to your home.

How to help:

  • Put bins and containers out by 7am on your collection day.
  • Please help neighbours who may have difficulties.
  • If collections are missed for the whole street, there is no need to report it as it will already be logged.
  • Remove all packaging from inside cardboard boxes, flatten and fold to the length of your recycling box.
  • Wrapping paper and Christmas cards that are glittery, metallic or plastic-coated cannot be recycled and need to go into the black bin.
  • Extra general waste that does not fit in your black bin will not be collected and should be taken to a recycling centre or stored until your next collection.
  • If you have large amounts of recycling, please put a little out each week to help crews finish collections and reach every household.

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