GBC Christmas and New Year Bin Collection Changes


Bin collection days will change over the Christmas and New Year period but a full service of rubbish and recycling collections will continue over the festive season. Although there will be no garden waste collections between the 29th December and the 9th January, crews will still be out collecting your Christmas waste.

Our waste collection teams have worked hard to maintain normal services during the Coronavirus pandemic and, although we have had to change crew sizes to meet social distancing guidelines, they have collected 20% more waste than pre-pandemic levels.  New ways of working have been introduced to prioritise safety including providing gloves, hand sanitiser, wipes and masks as well as keeping crews in ‘bubbles’ to minimise contact with their colleagues.

The table below shows the changes to collection days over Christmas and New Year. More information can be found on our website here:


Usual collection day Changed collection day
Friday 25th December Monday 28th December
Monday 28th December Tuesday 29th December
Tuesday 29th December Wednesday 30th December
Wednesday 30th December Thursday 31st December
Thursday 31st December Saturday 2nd January
Friday 1st January Monday 4th January
Monday 4th January Tuesday 5th January
Tuesday 5th January Wednesday 6th January
Wednesday 6th January Thursday 7th January
Thursday 7th January Friday 8th January
Friday 8th January Saturday 9th January