Christmas and New Year Waste Collections

Grey-refuse-bin-and-beige-sackCotswold District Council has advised us that the waste and recycling collection service provider, Ubico Ltd, will not be making collections on the Christmas period Bank Holidays – Thursday 25, Friday 26 December and also Thursday 1 January.

However, the crews will be working on Saturday 27 December and Saturday 3 and 10 January to catch up, and the revised collection schedule will be as follows:

Week commencing Monday 22 December 2014

Normal collection day Revised date
Mon 22 Dec 2014 No change
Tues 23 Dec 2014 No change
Weds 24 Dec 2014 No change
Thurs 25 Dec 2014 Will move to Sat 27 Dec 2014
Friday 26 Dec 2014 Will move to Mon 29 Dec 2014
Mon 29 Dec 2014 Will move to Tues 30 Dec 2014
Tues 30 Dec 2014 Will move to Weds 31 Dec 2014
Weds 31 Dec 2014 Will move to Friday 2 Jan 2015
Thurs 1 Jan 2015 Will move to Sat 3 Jan 2015
Friday 2 Jan 2015 Will move to Mon 5 Jan 2015
Mon 5 Jan 2015 Will move to Tues 6 Jan 2015
Tues 6 Jan 2015 Will move to Weds 7 Jan 2015
Weds 7 Jan 2015 Will move to Thurs 8 Jan 2015
Thurs 8 Jan 2015 Will move to Friday 9 Jan 2015
Friday 9 Jan 2015 Will move to Saturday 10 Jan 2015

The collection schedule will return to normal on the week beginning Monday 12 January 2015

Commenting on the changes, Scott Williams of the Gloucestershire Joint Waste Team said:

“We are hoping that the temporary alterations to the normal schedule will not disrupt households too much. Basically, after ‘collections as normal’ on Wednesday 24 December, there will be some delays until Saturday 10 January and then everything will be back to normal again for the week beginning Monday 14 January.”

“The Christmas season always generates a lot of recyclable waste and we would urge everyone to make maximum use of our kerbside recycling services, as well as the recycling facilities across the district.  However, it is inevitable that there will also be a build-up of non-recyclable waste at such a busy time and we will be allowing a ‘side waste amnesty’ for every household’s first full collection after Christmas Day. Residents will be able to leave out additional amounts of non-recyclable waste in bin liners next to their grey wheeled bin/beige refuse bags on their temporarily revised first collection after Christmas Day. Please place all containers at the kerbside by 7 am on the revised day of collection so we can ensure that everything is picked up.”