Changes to bin collections over the festive period

Barnsley Council is reminding all residents to check their bin days to make sure they are prepared for changes over the Christmas period. 

There are no changes to grey bin collection days - if your grey bin is due to be emptied on Tuesday 28 December this will be done as normal.

Brown and Blue bins that would have been scheduled to be collected on Tuesday 28 December will be rescheduled. Changes to collections on this date will be on residents current bin calendars and can also be viewed at It is important residents check their calendars before their scheduled collection so that they do not miss their changed day.   

Cllr Chris Lamb, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Environment and Transportation), said: “Id like to thank all our residents who have committed to recycling over the past year.  

“We understand more waste is generated throughout the festive period and would like to encourage residents to continue to be responsible with their waste and help to keep Barnsley clean and green.  

“We hope you will be making good use of your brown bin with the addition of three new items; plastic pots, tubs and trays – part of our ongoing work to protect our planet and help make Barnsley more sustainable. 

“Our household waste and recycling sites across the borough will be open as normal over the festive period (apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) for any additional waste or recycling.” 

Information on what can be recycled over the festive period can be found on the Barnsley Council Facebook and Barnsley Council Twitter pages. There will also be reminders of what items belong in what bin as well as some handy tips on how residents can reuse, reduce and recycle. 

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