What will happen with bin collections in Preston over Christmas?

Posted on - 11th December, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston Council, Preston News
A bin out for collection in Preston Pic: Christopher Lucas
A bin out for collection in Preston Pic: Christopher Lucas

Relaxing, family and food are all part of the joyful time of Christmas.


With all the celebrating going on, there will come a time when you need to work out when to put the overflowing bins out ready for collection.

Preston City Council have released the dates of when the bins will not be collected.

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Alternate week collections will continue over the Christmas period with most collections being unaffected.

However, any households that have their bins collected on Monday 25 December, Tuesday 26 December and Monday 1 January are going to be informed of any collection changes.

If your collection is affected, you will be notified on your grey bin handle, and this notification process will take place from Monday 4 December – Friday 15 December.

The council has reminded that they will not be collecting any extra general rubbish in addition to what is inside your normal wheelie bin.

What happens with recycling collections?

Any recycling collections affected over the Christmas period will not be rearranged. All recycling will be collected on the next scheduled collection and any extra recycling can be placed next to the recycling bins in untied carrier bags.

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What about brown bin collections?

Unfortunately this year, all garden waste collections will stop on Friday 15 December. These will start again on Monday 8 January.

Can I recycle my Christmas tree?

If you are signed up to the garden waste collection, chop up your Christmas tree into the brown bin and it will be collected free of charge. If you are not signed up to the garden waste collection, there is a £5 fee per tree.

How do I check my bin day?

All bin collections can be found by visiting the Preston City Council website.

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