Christmas And New Year Bin Collections

Check rubbish, food and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year

There will be no rubbish, food or recycling collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day

  • Catch-up collections are scheduled to include three Saturdays: 22 and 29 December and 5 January.
  • Please check the table below to find out when your bin will be collected – in some cases this will be BEFORE your usual collection date.
Collection schedule over the festive period
If your normal collection should be on:Your collection date will change to:
Monday 24 DecemberSaturday 22 December
Tuesday 25 DecemberMonday 24 December
Wednesday 26 DecemberThursday 27 December
Thursday 27 DecemberFriday 28 December
Friday 28 DecemberSaturday 29 December
Monday 31 DecemberMonday 31 December (no change)
Tuesday 1 JanuaryWednesday 2 January
Wednesday 2 JanuaryThursday 3 January
Thursday 3 JanuaryFriday 4 January
Friday 4 JanuarySaturday 5 January

Extra rubbish

Can be taken to Millhams Community Recycling Centre or Christchurch Recycling Centre. Both sites are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Extra recycling

Will be collected if you place it next to your recycling bin in a cardboard box. Or you can use a recycling sack, available from Bournemouth libraries.

Christmas trees

Local charity Diverse Abilities will collect your Christmas tree in some areas, for a small donation Check if they are collecting in your area and arrange collection