With the anticipation of generating over a thousand additional tonnes of waste in black and green bins, along with the task of emptying more than a million bins, Leeds City Council’s refuse service is committed to maintaining smooth bin collections throughout the Christmas period.

The service will only be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Eve, with crews operational during the rest of the festive season, including Sundays.

To ensure no one misses a collection, there will be changes to collection days starting from Christmas Eve (Sunday, 24th December), and those scheduled for Christmas Day will occur a day earlier.

Collections will then be one day later than usual from Tuesday, 26th December, until Sunday, 7th January, returning to the normal schedule from Monday, 8th January.

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

Residents will receive a leaflet outlining bin collection dates for Christmas and New Year starting from next week. The leaflet also provides a helpful guide indicating various household items suitable for recycling in the green bin, encompassing additional cardboard packaging, metal drink cans, and chocolate boxes commonly generated during this time of the year.

To check their Christmas bin collection dates, individuals can visit www.leeds.gov.uk/mybinday or receive bin reminders on their phones by downloading the Leeds Bins app.