New 2021 bin calendars now available to residents online

Barnsley Council’s updated 2021 bin calendar is now available to residents, providing details of bin schedules running from January 2021 to January 2022, including changes to the Christmas and New Year service. 

Residents can now view the new calendar on Barnsley Council’s website. For some residents, there will be a slight change compared to last year’s so it’s important to check.

Residents who are not online are encouraged to seek help from friends, family or neighbours. Libraries remain open for access to the internet, but this should only be used where essential due to the current government guidelines in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and computers need to be booked in advance online or by calling (01226) 773555.

Councillor Chris Lamb, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Environment and Transport), said: “Our bin calendar design makes it easy for residents to see at a glance when their bin days are. Just search for ‘Barnsley Council bin calendars’ to find it.

“The layout has been amended to be inclusive to all of our residents’ needs, making it simpler to read and it will work with screen readers.  

“We moved to online calendars a few years ago as part of our Digital First programme. If residents would like a paper copy of their annual bin collection calendar, they can be downloaded to print at home. Alternatively, they can be saved in a handy place on their smartphone, tablet or computer.

“Printing is available at our libraries where essential and when booked in advance, although due to the current restrictions and the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we’d encourage residents to seek help from friends, family or neighbours wherever possible.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their continued efforts to recycle right in Barnsley. Last year you helped us collect an extra 1,627 tonnes of brown bin recycling. That’s 34 per cent more than the year before and equivalent to an extra 129 double decker buses.”

More information can be found on the council's waste and recycling web pages. To find out more about what happens waste in Barnsley visit

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