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Residents are reminded of changes to waste services over Christmas

Households in Tendring are being reminded their waste and recycling collection days will change over the festive period.

Waste and recycling collections will not take place on Christmas Day, the Boxing Day bank holiday or New Year’s Day.

Changes are as below, and are also included on residents’ collection calendars:

Scheduled date Revised date
Friday, 25 December Tuesday, 29 December
Monday, 28 December Wednesday, 30 December
Tuesday, 29 December Thursday, 31 December
Wednesday, 30 December Saturday, 2 January 2021
Thursday, 31 December Monday, 4 January 2021
Friday, 1 January 2021 Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Collections week commencing 4 January will be two days later, with Thursday households collected on Saturday (9 January) and those due for collection on Friday 8 January collected on Monday 11 January.

For week beginning Monday 11 January collections will be a day later than usual, with Friday collections taking place on Saturday (16 January)

Collections resume as normal from Monday 18 January.

In addition to the above changes, for households’ first wheelie bin collection after Christmas each household will be allowed an additional two black bags of side waste.

For Christmas trees St Helena Hospice has expanded its Treecycle service to now cover the CO7, CO9, CO11, CO15 and CO16 postcodes, meaning households in these areas can book for their tree to be collected on Saturday 9 January in return for a donation to the charity. To find out more and to book visit www.sthelena.org.uk/tree-cycle21.

Households subscribed to the garden waste brown bin service are reminded there are no collections over the Christmas and New Year period, but they can leave a Christmas tree out with their bin for their first collection afterwards.

Michael Talbot, TDC Cabinet Member for Environment, said waste collection changes were being kept to a minimum.

“We recognise festivities can create additional waste, so we are allowing some additional waste for people’s first black bin collection after Christmas,” Cllr Talbot added.

“However, we would encourage people to continue recycling as much as possible, using additional boxes if required.”

People can find updated information on TDC’s Christmas services web page, which has full details of seasonal changes to services across the authority: https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/council/christmas-and-new-year-services-and-opening-times

In an emergency which requires TDC’s assistance residents can contact the council’s Control Centre on 01255 222022, available 24/7.