Changes to Christmas and New Year bin collections

There will be some changes to scheduled household waste and recycling collections over the festive period. Bins that are scheduled to be collected on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day will be changed to the following days:

Tuesday 25 December

  • Grey bins will be collected on Saturday 22 December
  • Blue bins will be collected on Tuesday 18 December (with the grey bin)
  • Brown bins will be collected on Thursday 20 December

Wednesday 26 December

  • Grey bins will be collected on Saturday 29 December
  • Blue bins will be collected on Wednesday 19 December (with the grey bin)
  • Brown bins will be collected on Friday 21 December

Tuesday 1 January

  • Grey bins will be collected on Monday 31 December
  • Blue bins will be collected on Thursday 3 January
  • Brown bins will be collected on Friday 4 January

Festivities and celebrations at this time of year can create more waste than usual. To help protect the environment Barnsley Council is asking residents to #OwnIt by cutting down on waste where possible and recycling more. To find out what can be recycled over the festive period follow the Dumpit & Scarper Facebook and Barnsley Council Twitter account. The sites will count down the 12 days of Christmas to remind residents what items belong in what bin and spark some inspiration to reuse, reduce and recycle.

Barnsley's waste and recycling sites at Smithies, Worsbrough, Goldthorpe and Penistone are open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. For more information and to find out more about the resident permit scheme, please visit the waste and recycling section of the council’s website. Items that can’t be re-homed can also be picked up by the large item service, starting at £20 for up to four items.

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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