Christmas and New Year 2022 Bin Collection Changes

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Christmas and New Year Bin Collection Changes

Guildford Borough Council (GBC) has confirmed the bin collection days will change over the Christmas and New Year periods. From Monday collection dates will be one day later to accommodate the Monday bank holiday (the GBC team are all out working on the Tuesday).

No garden waste collection

GBC does not make garden waste collections during the Christmas period. There will be no collections in the weeks commencing 26th December 2022 and 2nd January 2023.

Excess Cardboard waste

With the increase in online delivery, households have more cardboard than ever to dispose of. If your recycling bin is full you can put additional recycling next to your recycling collection provided it is presented in an appropriate manner.  The cardboard should be broken down and bundled next to your recycling collection. Other items that would usually be put in recycling bins can also be placed in a plastic carrier bags for side waste collection. However, black sacks won’t be taken, only see-through small carrier bags.

Side Waste

The table below shows the changes to collection days over Christmas and New Year


Normal collection day Revised collection day
Monday 26th December Tuesday 27th December
Tuesday 27th December Wednesday 28th December
Wednesday 28th December Thursday 29th December
Thursday 29th December Friday 30th December
Friday 30th December Saturday 31st December
Monday 2nd January Normal collection day
Tuesday 3rd January Normal collection day
Wednesday 4th January Normal collection day
Thursday 5th January Normal collection day
Friday 6th January Normal collection day


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