CHANGES to the bin collection timetable over the Christmas period have been announced.

No rubbish will be collected on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day therefore every household will experience some change to their waste collection days.

General waste, recycling and food waste collections which are due on Monday, December 25, Tuesday, December 26 and Wednesday, December 27 will run two days later than normal.

In addition, bin collections that would be due on Thursday, December 28 and Friday, December 29 will be running a day late. 

More information about the revised bin collection timetable can be found on

After Christmas all bins should be outside houses ready for collection by 7am as crews are expected to get to properties earlier than usual.

Cotswold District Council has also announced that the garden waste collection service will be suspended over the Christmas and New Year fortnight.

This service will resume on Monday, January 8 where crews will also be collecting Christmas trees which are left out on the kerb.

Cllr Mike Evemy, cabinet member for waste and recycling at CDC, said: “With the extra waste produced by many households at this time of year, we are suspending the garden waste collection for two weeks as we did last year. 

"This allows the vehicles and crews to work on the refuse and recycling rounds, so that we can clear the extra waste promptly for our residents. 

“To help maximise the amount households can recycle, we’re reminding residents to squash their plastic bottles, cartons and cans so they can get more in their white bag and help us get more on the trucks. 

"Crews will also collect extra materials for the first full collection after Christmas Day as long as items are sorted and left neatly at the kerbside.

"All cardboard must be broken down so that it can fit through the openings on the recycling vehicle. 

"We will also accept an extra bag or two of refuse which can be placed beside the black bin at the first collection after Christmas Day.”

Christmas trees can also been dropped off at Dobbies Garden Centre in Cirencester (GL7 6EU), Batsford Garden Centre (GL56 9QB) and  Hillier Garden Centre in Lechlade (GL7 3DP) by Thursday, January 18 to be composted.

Real Christmas trees and excess recycling can also be taken to one of Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Recycling Centres, including the Fosse Cross site near Cirencester. 

Residents wishing to visit a Household Recycling Centre must book in advance by visiting.