Christmas and New Year - your waste questions answered!

Waste collection lorry Christmas

Each year West Lindsey District Council is asked by residents what they need to do with regards to their Christmas and New Year’s waste collections and recycling.

So we have put together some handy tips as part of our ‘Right Thing, Right Bin’ campaign, which we have been working alongside Lincolnshire County Council to ensure that correct items get recycled over the festive period.

Bin collections over the Christmas Period

Bin collections over the Christmas Period
Normal Collection Day  Revised Collection Day
Monday 25 December 2023 Saturday 23 December 2023
Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 December
Wednesday 27 December Thursday 28 December
Thursday 28 December Friday 29 December 
Friday 29 December  Saturday 30 December
Monday 1 January 2024 Tuesday 2 January 2024
Tuesday 2 January Wednesday 3 January
Wednesday 3 January Thursday 4 January
Thursday 4 January Friday 5 January
Friday 5 January Saturday 6 January

As there is no dedicated collection for Christmas trees, we ask that these are either taken to a local household waste recycling centre (HWRC), or chopped up and placed in residents’ garden waste bins for when collections restart.

Household Waste Recycling Centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Visit Lincolnshire County Council waste webpages or phone 01522 782070 for further information.

Visit our find your bin collection day webpage to see when your bin collection days are.

New collection calendars for 2024/25 will be hand delivered to residents during December 2023 / January 2024.

Please see below some reminders from our ‘Right Thing, Ring Bin’ campaign over the Christmas and New Year period. 

What cannot go in your blue recycling bin?

  • Crisp tubes and packets
  • Glitter/shiny wrapping paper
  • Dirty tinfoil
  • Plastic bags (or any recycling contained within plastic bags)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Polystyrene packaging
  • Old or broken plastic toys
  • Any type of paper or cardboard

What cannot go in your purple lidded bin?

  • Crisp tubes (such as Pringles)
  • Glittery shiny/glitter wrapping paper
  • Drinks cartons (these need to be in your blue bin)
  • Shredded paper
  • Tissues/wipes/kitchen roll
  • Takeaway cardboard pizza/food boxes

If items cannot go in your purple lidded bin then they will need to go in your black bin (with the exception of drinks cartons).

Download our Right Thing, Right Bin leaflet

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