Barnsley Council’s 2020 bin calendars are now available to residents

The updated 2020 bin calendar is now available to residents in Barnsley, providing details of bin schedules running from January 2020 to January 2021, including changes to the Christmas and New Year service. 

After a review of the 2019 timetable, the 2020 calendars have been redesigned to be more accessible for residents in a simpler layout and format. 

A number of focus groups were asked to provide comments on the design to make sure that the changes made were suitable and met the needs of as many people as possible.

Residents can now view the new calendar on Barnsley Council’s website at or head down to their local library where staff are available to offer support accessing the calendar online.  

Councillor Chris Lamb, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Transport, said: “Our brand new bin calendar design should make it easier for our residents to find out when their bin days are. The layout has been amended to be inclusive to all of our residents’ needs, making it simpler to read and work with screen readers.  

“Our bin calendars were moved online a couple of years ago as part of our Digital First programme. If residents would like a paper copy of their annual bin collection calendar, they are available on our website to download and print at home. Alternatively, they can visit their local library, and a member of staff will assist them in printing off a paper copy.”

More information can be found on the council’s waste and recycling web pages. Residents are encouraged to carry on recycling right, as their efforts from 2018/19 produced green electricity from over 97% of their household waste, to find out more about what happens waste in Barnsley visit

There are no changes to the frequency or day of collections for grey bins or recycling bins.

This news is linked to Town Spirit. We want to work better together. If everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, together we can make our borough a more welcoming place where people want to live, work and visit.

We're committed to #ProtectIt by making it easier for you to dispose of large items, recycle, make your home more energy efficient and prepare for flooding. Own it by making some small changes, such as recycling and reporting litter and fly tipping to keep Barnsley clean and green.

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