Residents in County Durham are being reminded of changes to rubbish and recycling collections over the Christmas period.
Bin collections across the county will take place as normal up to and including Tuesday, 24 December 2019. The Wednesday and Thursday collections for week commencing 23 December will be two days later than usual, and Friday’s collection will be carried out on Monday, 30 December.
Collections due on Tuesday 31 December will take place as usual, but collections due on the Wednesday 1, Thursday 2 and Friday 3 January will take place one day later than usual.
Normal collections will resume on Tuesday, 7 January.
The council will again be offering a collection service for real Christmas trees. Bookings, for collection in the New Year, can be made by calling 03000 260 000 before Sunday, 12 January.
Most Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across the county are open as normal over the festive period except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Hett Hills HWRC will open for longer hours over the Christmas period to help ease congestion at other centres.
The HWRC, which is usually only open during weekends and bank holidays, will open from 9.00am until 3.30pm from Monday 23 December to Sunday 5 January, only excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Further information about HWRC locations and opening hours can be found at www.durham.gov.uk/hwrc
Visit www.durham.gov.uk/festivebins for more information and updates on Durham County Council waste services during the festive period.
Residents can also keep up-to-date with any changes to council services by following @durhamcouncil on twitter or /durhamcouncil on Facebook.