Christmas Waste and Recycling

Christmas Collection Arrangements 2016/17

This year, over the Christmas and New Year period, the Council will continue providing your alternate weekly waste and recycling scheme. However there will be changes to the Monday collection. If your collection date is Monday 26th December (Boxing Day) your rescheduled collection date is Saturday 31st December.

Up to 3 additional clear bags of blue bin recycling and up to 3 additional bin liners of grey bin waste will be collected with your blue and grey bins during the period 27th December up to and including the 6th January on your collection day.  Flattened cardboard will also be collected at the side of your blue bin.

Brown bin collections will be continuing through the Christmas and New Year period to enable residents to recycle any leftover food waste.

If you have excess recyclables they can be taken to one of the recycling sites located throughout the borough.  Please visit to find your local household waste sites details.

If you need clarification on when your recycling and waste is to be collected please download a copy of your collection calendar from the waste and recycling pages of our website or contact Customer Services on 0800 269098.

Christmas Card and Christmas Tree Recycling

After the Christmas period, residents in East Staffordshire can recycle Christmas cards in their blue wheeled bins.

Residents can also recycle their real Christmas trees through the brown bin scheme.  Place your real Christmas tree inside your brown bin ensuring that the lid is fully closed or place it at the side of the bin and it will be collected on your collection day.