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Bin dates over the festive period are changing

Waste collection dates for Hull residents will be changing over the Christmas and new year break.

Bin collections will change slightly over a three-week period, before returning to normal next month.

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for waste management at Hull City Council, said: “We would like to remind residents to check their bin collection dates on their calendars. These were contained within the recycling packs sent to every household in the city at the end of September.”

Here’s the collection schedule for December and January:

Usual collection dates Revised collection dates
Wednesday 25 December Friday 27 December
Thursday 26 December Saturday 28 December
Friday 27 December Tuesday 31 December
Tuesday 31 December Thursday 2 January
Wednesday 1 January Friday 3 January
Thursday 2 January Saturday 4 January
Friday 3 January Tuesday 7 January
Tuesday 7 January Wednesday 8 January
Wednesday 8 January Thursday 9 January
Thursday 9 January Friday 10 January
Friday 10 January Saturday 11 January

Bins will be collected as usual on Tuesday 24 December and the normal collection schedule will resume from Tuesday 14 January.

Residents are also being urged to keep their blue bins clean this Christmas.

Councillor Harrison said: “Over the festive period, the amount of waste we throw out goes up by a third due to all the extra packaging from presents, cards, wrapping paper, food and drink, but most of this can be recycled.

“Hull residents are good at recycling, but more can always be done. We urge people to take extra care over the festive period to ensure that their bins are collected.

“For any excess waste, you can visit one of the city’s three household waste and recycling centres located in Sutton Fields, Wiltshire Road and Burma Drive.

“Please note the household waste recycling centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.”

For more information, visit the Hull City Council website or follow @LoveYourStHull on Twitter.

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