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Festive season refuse and recycling collection dates

A reminder when to put the bins out


Image of festive bins by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0


For those who may have missed it, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) has published the dates of the refuse and recycling collections that will take place over the Christmas and new year holiday period.

All will run later than usual, and there will be some collections on Saturdays. Normal service resumes on Monday 13 January.

Revised collection dates for the festive season


Normal collection dayWill be collected
Wednesday 25 DecemberFriday 27 December
Thursday 26 DecemberSaturday 28 December
Friday 27 DecemberMonday 30 December
Monday 30 DecemberTuesday 31 December
Tuesday 31 DecemberThursday 2 January
Wednesday 1 JanuaryFriday 3 January
Thursday 2 JanuarySaturday 4 January
Friday 3 JanuaryMonday 6 January
Monday 6 JanuaryTuesday 7 January
Tuesday 7 JanuaryWednesday 8 January
Wednesday 8 JanuaryThursday 9 January
Thursday 9 JanuaryFriday 10 January
Friday 10 JanuarySaturday 11 January

Local residents are asked to refer to their refuse and recycling collection calendar card to find out whether they are due a refuse or recycling and compost collection.

WHBC says the time they collect the bins over Christmas and new year may change.

What to do with excess recycling


Local recycling centres can be used to recycle excess paper and card, glass, cans and plastic bottles.

Plain Christmas cards (no glitter or foil decorations) can be placed in your paper caddy for recycling.

Food waste can be placed in your brown bin (if you subscribe to the garden waste service).

Refuse and recycling text alerts


You can sign up to text alerts from WHBC to be notified if there are any changes to your refuse and recycling collections.

All you need to do is text WASTE followed by your house number or house name and your postcode to 88020.

It doesn’t cost you anything to receive texts and will only cost you one standard network message to sign up. To unsubscribe at any point, just text ESSTOP to 88020. You will be charged one standard network message.




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