Residents in County Durham are reminded that some bin collection dates will change during the festive period.
The changes will affect rubbish and recycling collections which normally take place on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
Collections which usually take place on a Tuesday will not be affected and will be done as normal on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
The Christmas and New Year collection arrangements are as follows:

Normal Collection      Christmas     New Year
Day          Collection    Collection
Tuesday          Tues 24 Dec    Tues 31 Dec
Wednesday      Friday 27 Dec    Thursday 2 Jan
Thursday          Saturday 28 Dec    Friday 3 Jan
Friday          Monday 30 Dec    Saturday 4 Jan
All collections will be back to normal from Tuesday 7 January.
Keith Parkinson, refuse and recycling manager at Durham County Council, said: “Bin collections will still take place during the festive period but the date of the actual collection will change for some people.
“It is important that residents check their collection dates and ensure they put the right bin out on the correct day.”
Residents can arrange for their real Christmas tree to be collected free of charge. To make arrangements people should contact the county council on 03000 26 1000 before Monday 6 January.
Alternatively people can take real Christmas trees to any household waste recycling centre in the county. They can check the opening hours of their nearest site at
All sites will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
There will be no bulky waste collections between Monday 23 December and Friday 3 January.
Further information about refuse and recycling collections can be found at