I am emailing to let you know about changes to waste and recycling collections over the Christmas period. Households will be receiving bin hangers this week and next week informing them of the changes as well. For more detailed information please visit our Christmas webpage available at www.westberks.gov.uk/christmaswaste. Any unscheduled disruption due to adverse weather e.g snow will be published online at www.westberks.gov.uk/collectionupdates
In addition, garden waste will not be collected from Monday 25 December 2023 until Monday 8 January 2024. Garden waste collections will resume as planned on Tuesday 9 January 2024. This two-week period will free up more drivers and operatives to ensure your rubbish, recycling and food waste service continues as scheduled throughout the busy Christmas period and into the New Year. Up to 3 extra open-topped bags of garden waste will be collected on your first scheduled garden waste collection from Tuesday 9 January 2024. We cannot collect from Hippo or tonnage bags.
If you are a subscriber to the garden waste collection service you can get your real Christmas tree collected. Please put it out with your garden waste bin for collection between Tuesday 9 January 2024 until Friday 2 February 2024. Trees over 4 ft must be cut in half. Please remove all lights, decorations and pots. If you do not subscribe you can take your Christmas tree to one of our household waste recycling centres. Please make sure to book an appointment before you visit- www.westberks.gov.uk/clickandtip
Please see below for the change of collection days over the Christmas period
Ellie Bunn, Principal Waste Officer, Environment Department Waste Management West Berkshire Council Market Street Newbury RG14 5LD