Festive waste and recycling collection arrangements announced for Leeds: Black Bins- Tinsel

01 Dec 2023

Festive waste and recycling collection arrangements announced for Leeds

Environmental Services

With over a thousand tonnes of extra black and green bin waste expected to be produced and over a million bins to be emptied, Leeds City Council’s refuse service will be working through the Christmas period to ensure bin collections continue to run smoothly.

The service is only closing on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and News Year Eve, with crews operating throughout the rest of the festive period including Sundays.

So no-one misses out on a collection, collection days will change from Christmas Eve (Sunday 24 December), with those scheduled for Christmas Day being made a day early.

Collections will then take place a day later than usual from Tuesday 26 December until Sunday 7 January, returning to normal from Monday 8 January.

If your normal bin day is…

Your Christmas collection day/dates will change to…



Sunday 24 December

Tuesday 2 January


Wednesday 27 December

Wednesday 3 January


Thursday 28 December

Thursday 4 January


Friday 29 December

Friday 5 January


Saturday 30 December

Saturday 6 January


Sunday 31 December

Sunday 7 January

Leeds’ eight household waste and recycling centres will only be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and will otherwise be open and operating as normal, including Sundays.

A leaflet setting out bin collection dates for Christmas and New Year will be dropping through letterboxes (or chimneys) from the start of next week.

The leaflet also includes a handy guide showing the many household items that can go into your green bin for recycling – including the extra cardboard packaging, metal drink cans and chocolate boxes that this time of the year brings.

People can check their Christmas bin collection dates at www.leeds.gov.uk/mybinday or get bin reminders straight to their phone by downloading the Leeds Bins app.



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Leeds City Council Communications team