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Festive changes to waste and recycling collections

Friday, December 8, 2017


Residents across Stockton-on-Tees are being reminded of changes that will affect their waste and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

The following changes will be in place during the holiday period:

Normal collection date

Revised collection date

Tuesday 26 December

Wednesday 27 December

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 28 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 29 December

Friday 29 December

Saturday 30 December

Normal collections resume from Tuesday 2 January.

Christmas trees will be collected as part of normal refuse collections. Residents are advised to place their trees out with their wheeled bin on their normal collection day from Wednesday 3 January. Alternatively, residents can recycle their Christmas trees by taking it to the Household Waste Recycling Facility at Haverton Hill. Opening hours at the facility are 8am to 6pm up to 31 March 2018.

Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said: "The Care for Your Area team work very hard to avoid any inconvenience caused by Bank Holidays falling on normal collection days but these changes are unavoidable.

“Inevitably there will be an increased amount of rubbish over the Christmas period. There are plenty of opportunities for people to recycle rather than throw rubbish away in their wheeled bin - wrapping paper, boxes and cards, including cards with glitter, can all be recycled, as can glass bottles and aluminium cans.”

Recycling boxes and bags are available free of charge from Customer Service Centres at Stockton Central Library, Thornaby Central Library and Billingham Library. 

For more information about Christmas collections, visit or call 01642 391959.

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