York’s bin collection days have changed for Christmas – Here are the new times

Bin and recycling collection dates have changed for the Christmas period.

Starting this Saturday, December 19, some waste collection rounds will take place the day before the normal bin day.

It means bins and recycling due to be collected on Monday, 21 December, will now be picked up on Saturday, 19 December.

If your
bin day is…
 Your bin
will be
collected on…
Monday 21»Saturday 19
Tuesday 22»Monday 21
Wednesday 23»Tuesday 22
Thursday 24
Christmas Eve
»Wednesday 23
Friday 25
Christmas Day
Thursday 24
Christmas Eve
Monday 28No change
Tuesday 29No change
Wednesday 30No change
Thursday 31
New Year's Eve
No change
Friday 1
New Year's Day
»Saturday 2

Bin rounds will return to normal collection dates the week after Christmas, Monday 28 December.

But bins that would usually be collected on Friday, January 1, will be picked up on Saturday, January 2 instead.

Look up collection days online here.

Tip news

Christmas trees and wreaths can be chopped up and placed in garden waste, to be taken away when collections begin in April.

Or they can be taken to the tip at Hazel Court or Towthorpe – which are both closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Christmas items including greeting cards, paper, wrapping paper (non foil), cardboard (please break down), plastic bottles, tins or glass can also be added to recycling.

Extra recycling can be put out in clear untied bags or in open boxes.

City centre residents whose recycling is collected by St Nick’s will have recycling collected on Monday 28 December rather than Friday December 25 and on Monday January 4 rather than Friday January 1.