Christmas waste and recycling collections

Collection day changes

There will be changes to your waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year. Refer to your collection calendar, or see the table below. Normal collections resume from Monday 14 January.

Collection day changes
Normal dayRevised day
Tuesday 25 DecemberThursday 27 December
Wednesday 26 DecemberFriday 28 December
Thursday 27 DecemberSaturday 29 December
Friday 28 DecemberMonday 31 December
Monday 31 DecemberWednesday 2 January
Tuesday 1 JanuaryThursday 3 January
Wednesday 2 JanuaryFriday 4 January
Thursday 3 JanuarySaturday 5 January
Friday 4 JanuaryMonday 7 January
Monday 7 JanuaryTuesday 8 January
Tuesday 8 JanuaryWednesday 9 January
Wednesday 9 JanuaryThursday 10 January
Thursday 10 JanuaryFriday 11 January
Friday 11 JanuarySaturday 12 January


Garden waste suspension

The garden waste collection service is suspended between Monday 24 December to Monday 7 January (inclusive)

Christmas tree recycling

Place next your garden waste bin. Cut into smaller pieces if taller than the bin.

If you do not have access to a garden waste bin, Christmas trees can be recycled at your nearest household recycling centre (links to Bucks County Council)

Clinical waste collections

Residents who receive a clinical waste collection will receive a letter if their collections are affected.

Extra recycling

We will collect a reasonable amount of extra recyclable material at the kerbside, as long as:

  • It is loose in a re-useable container - we will not collect recyclables in plastic bags
  • It is presented neatly alongside the relevant collection container
  • Cardboard boxes are flattened and reduced to a manageable size (roughly 1m2)

The Councils or its contractor will not be responsible or liable for any lost containers used to store extra recycling.

Extra recycling can also be brought to your nearest recycling centre

Check if an item can be recycled