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Christmas bin collections and opening times

Monday 18 December

From 25 December, your household collection days will change. They will return to normal from Monday 15 January. This is partly due to the fact that Christmas and New Year both fall on a Monday, but also because KCC-operated waste transfer sites will not be open at weekends over the festive season.

Christmas and New Year collections 2017/18

If your collection day is...
It will be collected on...
Monday 25 December 2017
Wednesday 27 December 2017
Tuesday 26 December 2017 Thursday 28 December 2017
Wednesday 27 December 2017 Friday 29 December 2017
Thursday 28 December 2017 Saturday 30 December 2017
Friday29 December 2017 Tuesday 2 January 2018
Monday 1 January 2018
Wednesday 3 January 2018
Tuesday 2 January 2018
Thursday 4 January 2018
Wednesday 3 January 2018
Friday 5 January 2018
Thursday 4 January 2018
Saturday 6 January 2018
Friday 5 January 2018
Monday 8 January 2018
Monday 8 January 2018
Tuesday 9 January 2018
Tuesday 9 January 2018
Wednesday 10 January 2018
Wednesday 10 January 2018
Thursday 11 January 2018
Thursday 11 January 2018
Friday 12 January 2018
Friday 12 January 2018
Saturday 13 January 2018

The changes apply to collection dates for all bins, including brown garden waste bins.

You can also download our new recycling calendar and our magazine, Inside Swale for more information including what to do with festive recyclables and any excess food waste over the Christmas period.

Remember that cardboard gift boxes can be recycled, and so can lots of wrapping paper: to check which bin to put your gift wrap in, scrunch a handful of it into a ball. If it stays scrunched after you open your hand, it can go in your blue recycling bin or clear recycling sacks. If it comes unscrunched, it needs to go in your green refuse bin.

Don’t forget to recycle empty bottles and cans from your celebrations, and to put any leftover sprouts in your food waste bin!