Reminder of changes to waste services over Christmas

Tuesday, 7 December, 2021
Wheelie bins in Holland on Sea

Residents in Tendring are being reminded of changes to their waste and recycling collection days over the festive period.

Waste and recycling collections will not take place on the Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day bank holidays.

Changes are as below, and are also included on residents’ collection calendars:

Table showing revised waste collection dates during festive period.

Scheduled date

Revised date

Monday, 27 December

Wednesday, 29 December

Tuesday, 28 December

Thursday, 30 December

Wednesday, 29 December

Friday, 31 December

Thursday, 30 December

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Friday, 31 December

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Monday, 3 January 2022

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Friday, 7 January 2022

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Monday, 10 January 2022

Friday, 7 January 2022

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Collections week commencing 10 January will be two days later, with Thursday households collected on Saturday (15 January) and those due for collection on Friday 14 January collected on Monday 17 January.

For week beginning Monday 17 January collections will be a day later than usual, with Friday collections taking place on Saturday (22 January)

Collections resume as normal from Monday 24 January.

In addition to the above changes, for households’ first wheelie bin collection after Christmas each household will be allowed an additional two black bags of side waste.

For Christmas trees St Helena Hospice has expanded its Treecycle service to now cover the CO7, CO9, CO11, CO15 and CO16 postcodes, meaning households in these areas can book for their tree to be collected on Saturday 8 January in return for a donation to the charity. To find out more and to book visit www.sthelena.org.uk/tree-cycle21.

Households subscribed to the garden waste brown bin service are reminded there are no collections over the Christmas and New Year period, but they can leave a Christmas tree out with their bin for their first collection afterwards.

Michael Talbot, TDC Cabinet Member for Environment, said waste collection changes were being kept to a minimum.

“We acknowledge that the Christmas and New Year festivities can lead to extra waste, so we are allowing some additional waste for people’s first black bin collection after Christmas,” Councillor Talbot added.

“However, we would encourage people to continue recycling as much as possible, using additional boxes if required.”

People can find updated information on TDC’s Christmas services web page, which has full details of seasonal changes to services across the authority.

In an emergency which requires TDC’s assistance residents can contact the council’s Control Centre on 01255 222022, available 24/7.

Last updated on: 07/12/2021 - 12:10