Published: Wednesday, 14th Dec 2022

Residents are being reminded there will be some changes to refuse and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

There will be no collection of food waste containers or green bins between Monday 26 and Friday 30 December.

All households due a collection on Boxing Day (Monday 26 December) will receive a letter with changes to their collection day by the end of this week (16 December).

All the changes can also be found on the council’s website.

The following changes apply to normal collection days:

Monday 26 December (Boxing Day)

Grey bins will be collected on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 December.

Beige and burgundy bins will be collected from Wednesday 28 December to Friday 30 December.

Tuesday 27 December

No change

Wednesday 28 December

No change 

Thursday 29 December

No change 

Friday 30 December

No change

There are no changes to waste bin collections between Monday 19 and Friday 23 December 2022 and Monday 2 and Friday 6 January 2023.

Please ensure that your bin lid is closed, and bins are presented at the edge of your property by 7am on the day of your scheduled collection.

Please make sure that your vehicles are parked responsibly to allow our vehicles access to your street.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Cllr Nadim Muslim said:

“The holiday period undoubtedly creates more household waste and I encourage our residents to recycle as much of their rubbish as possible.

“Many items such as cardboard packaging from toys and cards can be recycled but be careful when recycling wrapping paper as any embellished or sparkly patterns cannot be recycled.” 

Bolton Council will also collect real Christmas trees for a £16 charge. Call 01204 336 632 before Thursday 10 January to arrange a collection.

Alternatively, you can take your tree to the tip free of charge.

Find your local household waste and recycling centre.