The Christmas period will see NO CHANGES to waste and recycling collections this year.

However, there are important dates to remember in relation to other waste collection services - including garden, bulky items, clinical and commercial/trade.

Please continue to ensure your bin is out by 6am on your collection day.

Charnwood Borough Council and our waste partners Serco would like to thank our residents for their support throughout 2021. We wish you a safe festive period and a happy new year.

We have created a Christmas waste collections card for residents. If you have neighbours, friends and/or family members who may not have access to the web, please consider printing off a copy and giving it to them in a card or in person.

We have also created a Christmas collections card featuring details of all the waste collection dates for residents to print off and put on their fridges, notice boards, etc.

Both can be found below:

Christmas recycling and refuse collections - Monday December 20, 2021 to Monday January 10, 2022

  • There are no changes to refuse and recycling collections the weeks commencing Monday December 20 and Monday December 27

Garden waste collections

Please be aware there will be no garden waste collections for two weeks for the weeks commencing Monday December 27 and Monday January 3. The service will resume from Monday January 10, 2022. This means the final garden waste collections of 2021 will take place the week commencing Monday December 20.

Real Christmas tree collections

We will collect real trees from subscribers to our garden waste service. Customers with a garden waste bin can present the tree at the side of the bin and it will be taken. Trees should be no bigger than 6ft and placed next to the bins at the edge of the property for 6am on collection day.

Collection dates will be between Monday, January 10 to Friday, January 21, 2022.

Please check My Charnwood to find out when your next garden waste collection will be. 

More information on how to dispose of real Christmas trees can be found at

Bulky waste collections

There will be no bulky waste collections made for two weeks for the weeks commencing Monday December 20 and Monday December 27. The service resumes from Tuesday January 4, 2022.

The final bulky waste collections of 2021 will take place on Saturday December 18.

Please ensure you have your collection booked by 12pm on Friday December 17. Any bulky waste collection applications made after 12pm on Friday December 17 will be collected on Saturday January 8, 2022 from 6am.

Please ensure your bulky items are out by 6am on your changed collection day.

Clinical waste collections

Clinical waste collections will take place on Wednesday December 22 and Wednesday December 29.

Commercial/trade waste collections

Commercial/trade waste collections will take place on Monday December 20 and Monday December 27, 2021,and Monday January 3, 2022

Last updated: Mon 10th January, 2022 @ 08:15