King’s Coronation: Bristol City Council confirms bin collection arrangements for May 8 bank holiday

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The bank holiday on Monday, May 8 will mark the coronation of King Charles II and is set to cause some disruption to services across the UK, including bin and recycling collection arrangements.

The bank holiday to mark the coronation of King Charles is set to cause some disruption to services next Monday (May 8), including when it comes to bin collection arrangements. Bristol City Council has clarified whether or not there will be a collection in the city on May 8 so people can plan ahead - and it looks like some may have to wait an extra week to gettheir recycled waste collected.

A note on the local authority’s website reads: “We will not be collecting recycling on Monday, May 8 due to the King’s Coronation. If your recycling was due to be collected on Monday, May 8 your next collection day will be Monday, May 15.”

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However, the council added it would continue to collect black wheelie bin, garden, mini recycling centres and clinical waste. You can download a collection day calendar on the Bristol City Council website.

If you need help putting the bins out, you can call the local authority on 0117 922 2100.

Bristol City Council have clarified whether or not there will be a collection so people can plan ahead - and it looks like some may have to wait an extra week.Bristol City Council have clarified whether or not there will be a collection so people can plan ahead - and it looks like some may have to wait an extra week.
Bristol City Council have clarified whether or not there will be a collection so people can plan ahead - and it looks like some may have to wait an extra week. | Getty Images

How often are bins collected in Bristol?

  • black wheelie bin: every two weeks
  • black and green recycling boxes: weekly
  • brown food waste bin: weekly
  • garden waste: every two weeks (only shows on the collection day finder when you’re paying for the service)

Where and when to put the bins out

  • make sure all rubbish or recycling is placed inside the correct container
  • make sure the lid is closed on your black wheelie bin
  • if you have forgotten to put your recycling or bin out for collection, put them out on your next collection date
  • put bins and recycling boxes out after 6pm the day before collection and before 6am on the morning of collection, they should be at the edge of your property and visible from the road
  • take your bin off the highway as soon as possible after the collection
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