Christmas and New Year Waste Collection Arrangements

Please find below some information regarding waste collections during Christmas and New Year and some additional information which I hope you will find useful


During the Christmas and New Year period waste collection days will change which can be seen in the table below.

Residents can also download a collection calendar from


Scheduled Day of Collection Revised Day of Collection
Monday 19 December Saturday 17 December
Tuesday 20 December Monday 19 December
Wednesday 21 December Tuesday 20 December
Thursday 22 December Wednesday 21 December
Friday 23 December Thursday 22 December
Monday 26 December Friday 23 December


There are no further amendments to collections days after Monday 26 December. 

Our collection crews will be working on the following Bank Holiday’s – Tuesday 27th December and Monday 2 January.


The household recycling centres will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.  Visit for more information.


Christmas Tree Recycling

Real trees can be placed by the side of the garden bin on collection day.  If the tree is bigger than the bin we ask that it is chopped in half.

The Household Recycling Centres will also take Christmas trees.


We will be informing residents of these changes via a bin hanger (a copy is attached for your records) which will be placed on grey bins over the next two weeks.  We will also be posting on our social media sites too. (Facebook – Huntingdonshire Recycles, Twitter – HDC Recycles)