Christmas and New Year bin collections

There are no changes to our waste and recycling collections during the Christmas and New Year period 2021 to 2022.

This applies to black, green and garden waste bin collections.

Please make sure bins are out by 7am as collections may take place at a different time to what you are normally used to.

Usual collection day Festive collection day
Friday 24 December As normal
Monday 27 December As normal
Tuesday 28 December As normal
Wednesday 29 December As normal
Thursday 30 December As normal
Friday 31 December As normal
Monday 3 January As normal

Extra waste and recycling

From Monday 27 December 2021 to Friday 7 January 2022 you can put out up to two extra black bags of waste next to your black bin.

You can put out as much extra recycling as you want as long as it is in clear sacks. You can get these from Droitwich and Evesham libraries or the Civic Centre in Pershore. Please call ahead to check opening times before visiting.

You can also check our list of Wychavon recycling banks for your nearest one.

Extra recycling and waste can also be taken to Household Recycling Centres. They are open during the festive period apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Find your nearest Household Recycling Centre.

Christmas trees

If you are signed up for our garden waste collections and you have a real Christmas tree, then when the festivities are over you can chop it up and put it in your brown bin. You can also cut it up into manageable sections, no more than 4ft in height, and leave it by the side of your brown bin.

What you can recycle at Christmas

Read our guide to recycling at Christmas to make sure you stay on the nice list. 

Visit what can I put in my green bin for information about all the items you can recycle at home.

Find out more about reducing your waste at

Reduce your festive waste and recycling

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but also one of the most wasteful.

Read our top tips on how to recycle more and waste less this Christmas.

Take the waste reduction challenge

If you are looking for a resolution for the new year then try our waste reduction challenge. How much can you reduce your waste by in just 30 days?

Download the Worcestershire 30 Day Zero Waste Challenge