All you need to know about waste and recycling over the holiday season
Your one-stop-shop for seasonal waste and recycling details to ease the holiday stress.
Bank Holidays and Collections
We collect on every Bank Holiday throughout the year, except for on the 25th, 26th December and 1st January. But don’t worry, we’ll be working three extra Saturdays to catch up – the 29th December, 5th and 12th January.
This means that you will have collections on a different day than normal between December 25th and Monday 14th January. Please check your collection calendar for your revised collection dates in December and January.
Your 2019 Collections Calendar
Your waste and recycling collection calendar is available to download from the Bristol City Council website.
Household Waste Recycling Centres
If you’re making extra room at home and need to get rid of some of those larger items, or if you have an excess of packaging that won’t fit in your recycling boxes, then please take it to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centres (‘tips’). Please note that while our sites are open every Bank Holiday throughout the year, they will be closed on 25th, 26th December and 1st January.
Don’t forget to bring your ID with you as we now want to ensure that it’s Bristol residents we provide this excellent service for.
Christmas Tree Collections
Christmas trees will be collected for free again this year. You'll notice on your new collection calendar that a yellow tree symbol marks the day we’ll be collecting trees from your home. Please put your tree out where you would put your normal refuse or recycling for us to collect. Please note that trees must be no longer than two metres in length.
Real trees only please – they all go to make compost.
Can you recycle your holiday cards?
Here’s a few tips about recycling the cards, or if you fancy reusing them, get creative straight away and make them in to gift tags for future gifts.
On the topic of cardboard...
What to do with wrapping paper?
Just a thought… why not choose to wrap the pressies you give this year in something recyclable? You could use bright material, brown paper or even a colourful magazine - all of which can be recycled!