Residents in Saltford are being reminded of temporary alterations to their recycling and rubbish collection dates over the Christmas and New Year period.
Changes will affect collections which would normally be scheduled from Monday December 25 to Friday January 12.
In Saltford collections that should have been on:
- Wednesday 27 December will be collected on Friday 29 December
- Thursday 28 December will be collected on Saturday 30 December
- Wednesday 3 January will be collected on Friday 5 January
- Thursday 4 January will be collected Saturday 6 January
- Wednesday 10 January will be collected Thursday 11 January
- Thursday 11 January will be collected on Friday 12 January
A calendar with the revised dates is also available to download from the B&NES Council website at www.bathnes.gov.uk/collectionday
From today (November 13), residents will start to receive leaflets in the post from Bath & North East Somerset Council advising them of the revised collection dates and key recycling service information.
Garden Waste collections
Garden waste collections will pause over the winter period and restart from January 15. Check your collection day on our website for details. Garden waste can instead be brought to B&NES Council’s recycling centres during opening hours.
Christmas Tree collections
Real Christmas trees are once again being collected by Dorothy House for a donation to their charity. Please visit their website to book a collection. Alternatively, trees can be taken to B&NES Council’s recycling centres or put out for collection on garden waste collection days from January 15 to February 9. Collections must be booked in advance on the council website and trees that have not been booked for collection and left out at the front edge of the property will not be collected.
When recycling Christmas trees, either at recycling centres or by pre-booked collections, all decorations must be removed and the tree should be cut in half, to less than 1.2m tall
On average B&NES Council collects 24% more rubbish and recycling over Christmas week than at any other time of year. Residents are being urged to recycle as much as possible and to avoid creating waste in the first place by using sustainable alternatives.
B&NES Council’s Recycle For Bathnes Facebook page will feature a 12-day ‘Countdown to Christmas’ with ways to help people reduce their waste.
or information about what you can recycle each week, visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/recyclemore
The Love Food Hate Waste website https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com has plenty of seasonal tips to help reduce food waste and save money this Christmas.
Waste and Recycling Centres
B&NES Council’s recycling centres – including at Pixash Lane, Keynsham – will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
The reuse shop in Keynsham recycling centre will be closed during Christmas week.
Information about Keynsham Recycling Centre (Pixash Lane, BS31 1TW), including its usual opening times, can be found on the B&NES Council website at https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/keynsham-recycling-centre
Remember when using any of B&NES Council’s waste and recycling centres that proof of residence in the B&NES area may be required (e.g. Drivers licence, Council Tax bill etc).
Useful B&NES Council waste and recycling links
For general service information visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/wasteservices
Order recycling containers www.bathnes.gov.uk/orderacontainer
For help with waste enquiries contact Council Connect: firstname.lastname@example.org or X (Formerly known as Twitter) @ccbathnes
Disruptions to waste collections are updated on this page: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/waste-disruptions