East Hampshire District Council has released information about bin collections over the festive period.

Some days your bin will be emptied later than usual and on other occasions it’s earlier than usual. So don’t get caught out only to find the bin crew has, er, bin and gone.

Refuse, recycling and glass collections

If your collection would have been due on Monday 25 December (Christmas Day) it will be collected two days earlier on the Saturday (23 December).

All other collections will be a day later.

Usual day – New day

Mon 25 Dec – Sat 23 Dec
Tue 26 Dec – Wed 27 Dec
Wed 27 Dec – Thu 28 Dec
Thu 28 Dec – Fri 29 Dec
Fri 29 Dec – Sat 30 Dec

Mon 1 Jan – Tue 2 Jan
Tue 2 Jan – Wed 3 Jan
Wed 3 Jan – Thu 4 Jan
Thu 4 Jan – Fri 5 Jan
Fri 5 Jan – Sat 6 Jan

Garden waste

The garden waste service will be suspended from 25 December and restart on Monday 8 January 2024.

If you have a real Christmas tree, you can leave it out for collection then.

Trees over 6ft tall should be cut into smaller pieces that can be lifted by one person.

Clinical waste collections

Over the Christmas and New Year period, clinical waste collections will change as follows:

Usual day – New day

Mon 25 Dec – Wed 27 Dec
Tue 26 Dec – Thu 29 Dec

Mon 1 Jan – Tue 2 Jan
Tue 2 Jan – Wed 3 Jan