Published: Monday, 17th Dec 2018

There will be some changes to recycling and refuse collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

Bins will be collected as normal up to and including Christmas Eve but later collections are scheduled as follows:

Normal Collection Date Revised Collection Date
Monday 24 December No change
Tuesday 25 December Thursday 27 December
Wednesday 26 December Friday 28 December
Thursday 27 December Saturday 29 December
Friday 28 December Sunday 30 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

This year, Bolton’s recycling rate has increased to 47% and the resulting savings have been used to fund vital council services in other areas.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Cllr Nick Peel, said:

“We appreciate the understanding and co-operation of Bolton residents during the changes to refuse and recycling collection over Christmas and New Year.

“Recent improvements to the way we collect and process household waste has seen a major increase in recycling rates, helping our waste services become more efficient and sustainable.

“This is a real success story for Bolton and I am sure it will continue as we move into 2019.”

Residents are reminded:

  • All food waste such as peelings, turkey bones, tea bags and coffee grinds, and any unpackaged out of date food can go into the food waste container or green bin.
  • Plastic bottles, glass bottles, drinks cans, jars, food tins, foil trays and empty aerosols can all be placed in the burgundy bin.
  • Christmas cards, wrapping paper and paper gift bags without glitter, and cardboard packaging can be recycled in the beige bin.
  • Bows, ribbon, polystyrene and plastic pots, tubs and trays cannot be recycled and need to go in the grey bin where they will be used to generate electricity.

Bolton Council will also collect real Christmas trees for a £15 charge. Call 01204 336 632 before Friday, January 11 to arrange a collection. Alternatively, you can take your tree to the tip free of charge.

Find your local household waste and recycling centre.