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 2022. 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 19, 2022 to Monday January 9, 2023

There are NO CHANGES to refuse and recycling collections during this period.

Garden waste collections

Please be aware there will be no garden waste collections for the weeks commencing Monday December 26 and Monday January 2. The service will resume from Monday January 9, 2023. This means the final garden waste collections of 2022 will take place the week commencing Monday December 19.

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 9 to Friday, January 20, 2023.

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

Bulky waste collections will be taking place on a daily basis during the week commencing Monday December 19. This means that if you book a bulky waste collection on Monday December 19 before 12pm, it will be collected on Tuesday December 20. If a booking is made after 12pm, it will be collected the day after next (e.g. Wednesday if booked after 12pm on Monday, etc.)

The final bulky waste collections of 2022 will take place on Friday December 23, 2022. Please ensure you have your collection booked by 12pm on Thursday December 22

There will be no bulky waste collections made on the week commencing Monday December 26, so any bulky waste collection applications made after 12pm on Thursday December 22 will be collected on Saturday January 7, 2023 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 21 and Wednesday December 28, 2022. The first collection of 2023 will take place on Wednesday January 4.

Commercial/trade waste collections

Commercial/trade waste collections will take place on Monday December 19, Saturday December 24 (Christmas Eve, in lieu of Monday being the Boxing Day bank holiday) and Saturday December 31 (New Year's Eve, in lieu of Monday being the New Year's bank holiday).

Last updated: Tue 4th July, 2023 @ 16:53