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Check your Christmas/New Year bin collections

November 23, 2017

Cheshire East Council and its environmental services company Ansa are reminding residents to check the dates for their Christmas and New Year waste collections. 

Only some households will be affected. For many households, their waste service will continue uninterrupted.

The changes will only affect households whose waste and recycling collection service falls on a Monday or Tuesday.

This year, Christmas Day falls on a Monday, while Tuesday (Boxing Day) and the following Monday (New Year’s Day) are traditional Bank Holidays, meaning there will be no waste collection service on those days.

Residents are asked to watch out for the sticker that will be placed on their bins. 
Households affected by the temporary changes will have their collections brought forward or slightly delayed. All waste and recycling collections will return to normal from Tuesday, January 2, 2018. 

Councillor Don Stockton, cabinet member for environment, said: “Once again the council has kept the interruption to the festive period household waste collection service to the absolute minimum.Councillor Don Stockton

“I would urge residents whose collections would normally take place on a Monday or Tuesday, to make a note of the changes in order to help our refuse teams to work as efficiently as possible.

“The festive period traditionally generates far more domestic refuse than usual and so I would encourage householders to help us by making use of our recycling centres when necessary and where possible.” 

The council’s household waste recycling centres are open during the holiday period – with the exception of Christmas Day – and residents are urged to make use of the sites to dispose of recyclable and non-recyclable waste, apart from food waste.