Bin collection schedule published by West Suffolk Council

Residents are being asked to check the date their bins will be emptied this Christmas and New Year period as bank holidays mean rounds will be later than normal.

West Suffolk residents can go online and put their postcode into a checker to see what dates their bins will be emptied.

They can also visit the Council’s website for the timetable which sets out the revised collection days at a glance.

The move follows previous years when the Christmas and New Year holidays have fallen on similar days which means at times some rounds could be several days late. Bin crews will be working on Saturdays to make up the time so rounds will be back to normal from 24 January 2022.

Residents are also being asked to recycle as much as they can to help reduce waste and use local recycling centres.

Like last year residents are being asked to go online or get help from their neighbours if they don’t have access to the website to reduce the spread of COVID-19 with thousands of leaflets on bins. This also reduces waste as well and the approach was used successfully last year.

Councillor Peter Stevens, Portfolio Holder for Operations, said: “Due to the way the Christmas and New Year holidays fall we are collecting bins later than normal. We are urging everyone to check when they need to put their bins out during this time and make a note of it as well as looking to see if they can recycle more. We would also like to thank everyone for the amazing support you have given our bin crews through the pandemic and the challenges they have faced. The letters and pictures left on bins or stuck up on windows have really made a difference. I know they would like to wish all the residents they serve a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”