BIN collection dates to take account of the Christmas and New Year holidays start this coming weekend.
Collections scheduled for Monday (21 December) will be made early – on Saturday, 19 December.
Bin collections will then continue one day earlier than usual until Christmas Eve, Thursday, 24 December, when those usually collected on a Friday will be picked up.
Collections will then be on the usual day from Monday, 28 December until Thursday, 31 December, but collections due on Friday, 1 January will be on Monday, 4 January.
Other collections in the first week of the New Year will move back one day until Friday, 8 January’s collection moves to Saturday, 9 January.
From Monday, 28 December, to Saturday, 9 January, extra recycling will be taken if it is tied-up in Thurrock Council’s free recycling bags which are clear blue and can be collected from any of Thurrock’s library during December.
Other extra waste should be tied-up in black bin bags. All side waste in black bin bags will be treated as non-recyclable.
Side waste should be put out next to your bins on your scheduled Christmas collection day and residents can place their real Christmas tree in the brown bin so long as it is cut down and the lid is shut properly.
Details of what can be recycled and what cannot, as well as details of collections dates street-by-street are available on the council’s website thurrock.gov.uk/waste