Holiday period bin collection and recycling guide

Northumberland County Council has published a helpful run-down of everything you need to know about recycling or reducing your waste this holiday season.

During the week beginning 2 January 2017, all bin collections will be one day later than normal across the county:
Normal collection day Revised collection day
Monday 2 January Tuesday 3 January
Tuesday 3 January Wednesday 4 January
Wednesday 4 January Thursday 5 January
Thursday 5 January Friday 6 January

You can check your collection day at any time using the handy online postcode checker.  Just tap in your postcode, choose your property and your own calendar for all types of collection will appear.

Please be aware that periods of bad weather can affect bin collections.  At these times please check Northumberland Alerts for further information.  You can sign up at and

Recycling your real Christmas Tree:
The council is once again offering a service for you to recycle your real Christmas Tree.
You can take real Christmas tree to your local household waste recovery centre, where it will be collected and recycled into good quality compost or soil conditioner or chippings, along with other items of garden waste.
There are also some local collection points and chipping at other locations in Northumberland.  Find dates and details at

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