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St Helens Borough's Christmas and New Year recycling and waste collections

Article date - 16 November 2020

Recycling and waste crews will be hard at work over the festive period, but public holidays mean there will be some changes to the normal collection calendar.
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Crews will not be operating on the public holidays of Friday 25th December, Monday 28th December and Friday 1st January but will be working on the following three Saturdays.

The easiest way to check your collection dates over the festive period is to enter your postcode online at www.sthelens.gov.uk/collections.

Recycling and waste collections will run as normal up until Friday 25th December when the seasonal collection calendar will come into effect as follows:

Normal collection day – will be collected on

Monday 21st December – Monday 21st December
Tuesday 22nd December – Tuesday 22nd December
Wednesday 23rd December – Wednesday 23rd December
Thursday 24th December – Thursday 24th December
Friday 25th December – Tuesday 29th December

Monday 28th December – Wednesday 30th December
Tuesday 29th December – Thursday 31st December
Wednesday 30th December – Saturday 2nd January
Thursday 31st December – Monday 4th January
Friday 1st January – Tuesday 5th January

Monday 4th January – Wednesday 6th January
Tuesday 5th January – Thursday 7th January
Wednesday 6th January – Friday 8th January
Thursday 7th January – Saturday 9th January
Friday 8th January – Monday 11th January

Monday 11th January – Tuesday 12th January
Tuesday 12th January – Wednesday 13th January
Wednesday 13th January – Thursday 14th January
Thursday 14th January – Friday 15th January
Friday 15th January – Saturday 16th January

Collections will then resume as normal from Monday 18th January.

Please have your recycling and waste out for collection from 6:30am. Excess cardboard often generated over the festive period can be stacked neatly for collection. If additional recycling is to be presented, residents are asked to keep materials separated (cardboard, glass, paper, plastics, cans) and not to put it out in tied black bin bags.

Residents are advised that due to the increase in recycling tonnage over Christmas and New Year some recycling collections may be done via a normal rear-loading bin wagon, with comingled recyclables sent on for sorting. In this event food waste will be collected separately.