[UPDATED] When will your Christmas #BrumBins be emptied?


PLEASE NOTE: Updated Weds 18 Dec due to a change in information provided by BCC. Please double check your recycling dates. 

Birmingham City Council have announced Christmas and New Year refuse collection dates.

NO collections will be carried out on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December), Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December) or Friday 27 December.

Residents due a collection on New Year’s Day (Wednesday 1st January) will have their refuse collected as normal. However, there will be no recycling collection on this date.

Those who are affected will next have their waste picked up as follows:

Normal collection day First collection after Christmas
Wednesday 25 December Refuse – Wednesday 1 January
Recycling – Wednesday 8 January
Thursday 26 December Refuse – Thursday 2 January
Recycling – Wednesday 9 January
Friday 27 December Refuse – Friday 3 January
Recycling – Wednesday 10 January
Wednesday 1 January Refuse will go ahead as planned
Recycling – Wednesday 15 January

Collections on Mondays and Tuesdays are scheduled as usual.

Darren Share, Assistant Director for Street Scene at Birmingham City Council, said: “This Christmas we wanted to ensure we could deliver a reliable collection service that can cope with the additional waste presented during this festive period.

“We have therefore we have developed plans that should ensure that the city’s residents get the most efficient service possible during this time.”

Extra waste

As is usual during the festive period, a reasonable amount of side waste (2-3 sacks) will be picked up as part of the first post-Christmas household waste collection. On recycling bin day, any excess cardboard should be securely bundled with string and presented next to the bin for collection.

Recycling Centres

For those who do not wish to wait, Lifford Lane Recycling Centre in Kings Norton will be open every day across the festive period, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Opening times:
Mon to Fri: 8am to 6pm
Sat to Sun: 8am to 4:30pm (No vans after 4:00 pm)
(Except Christmas Day & Boxing Day)

Full details

Adverse Weather

Birmingham City Council advise that: “if there is any adverse weather that affects collections on any day over Christmas and New Year, residents should take their bins back onto their properties and present them on the next scheduled collection day.”


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