Christmas 2022 bin collection dates: When your rubbish and recycling will be collected in Bristol

Christmas is almost here  - will this mean a change in bin collections in the city of Bristol this festive season?
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Christmas: it’s the one time of year that rubbish seems to accumulate at a much faster rate compared to other holidays. With the wealth of wrapping and ribbons used to keep a tight lid on what is being gifted over Christmas, so comes the concerns that there might not be enough room in the bin. Especially when bin collections might be wholly different across this time of year.

Thankfully, Bristol City Council has published their revised rubbish collection dates on their website, advising residents that they can check on the Bin Collection calendar when their exact date and time is. They have also given a quick guide to some of the changes that will take place to bin collections across the holiday season.

  • Monday 26 December - Tuesday 27 December 
  • Tuesday 27 December - Wednesday 28 December
  • Wednesday 28 December - Thursday 29 December
  • Thursday 29 December - Friday 30 December
  • Friday 30 December - Saturday 31 December
  • Monday 2 January - Tuesday 3 January
  • Tuesday 3 January - Wednesday 4 January
  • Wednesday 4 January - Thursday 5 January
  • Thursday 5 January - Friday 6 January
  • Friday 6 January - Saturday 7 January
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For those in South Gloucestershire, the dates across Christmas are identical to those in Bristol with the added exception that from January 2 2023 normal collection dates will resume. Reuse and Recycling Centres in Bristol and South Gloucestershire will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day but will remain open in between - though remember to book an appointment with the centres and bring the relevant ID required.

For those who have real Christmas trees that they need to dispose of, Bristol City Council have advised residents check their collection calendars and locate the date which bears a Christmas tree icon - this will be the only date that Christmas trees will be collected, with any missed collections required to be taken directly to Reuse and Recycling Centres.

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