All about bins

Bins for recycling and domestic waste in Norwich, one of the seven borough councils that will be changing their bin collection timetables over the holidays. Credit: Leo Reynolds.

Bins for recycling and domestic waste in Norwich, one of the seven borough councils that will be changing their bin collection timetables over the holidays. Credit: Leo Reynolds.

Once Christmas dinner’s been eaten and all the presents have been unwrapped, you can be left with a mountain of packaging and enough wrapping paper to cover the floor of your house.

Clearly Christmas is not a good time of year to miss out on a bin collection but with bank holidays, your normal collection day may well be different

We’ve taken a look through the websites of Norfolk’s seven borough councils who arrange picking up our rubbish so you can find your local collection dates and avoid being overloaded with festive leftovers this Christmas and New Year. 

Breckland

Bin collections in the Breckland area will be affected until the normal timetable resumes on Monday 14 January. Take a look here for details on when your collection is being moved to and the number you can call if you have any queries.

If you’re not sure what day your collection falls on, have a look at the finder provided on the Breckland Borough Council website here.

Broadland

Broadland is all change starting tomorrow so if your delivery is on Monday then it’s worth getting your rubbish out tonight as collections will be tomorrow.

Broadland is split up into two sections. If you’re a week 1 collection (i.e. you put your black bin out this week) then take a look here and if you’re a week 2 collection (you’ve just got rid of your green recycling waste) then click here. Both collections return to normal on Monday 7 January.

Also attached are useful tips on how to recycle Christmas trees, wrapping paper and more, as well as the 2013 calendar for both collections.

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has provided a table with festive bin collection dates, which can be accessed here. Christmas Eve collections will be running as normal but all other collections until Monday 14 January are being put back.

They are also advising that there will be skips available for the disposal of real Christmas trees at Caister Tesco, Morrisons in Gorleston and Gapton Hall Industrial Estate from 7-21 January.

North Norfolk

Changes in North Norfolk will last two weeks (back to normal on Monday 7 January) with changes starting with Christmas Eve collections being moved to tomorrow, and they have provided a table with all the details.

Wrapping paper is one of the main causes of extra rubbish during the Christmas season. Credit: Brad Herman.

Wrapping paper is one of the main causes of extra rubbish during the Christmas season. Credit: Brad Herman.

You can see that here as well as contact details for the council if you have any queries.

Norwich

Bin collections in Norwich are as usual up until Christmas Day when it’s all change, with collections returning to their normal dates on Monday 14 January (see here for details).

Don’t know what day your normal collection is? Norwich City Council also run a finder on their website where you can type in your postcode and house number and find out.

South Norfolk

South Norfolk runs a red and yellow bin collection system. If you’re part of the red collection then you’ll have had a green bin collected this week and if you’re in the yellow collection then you’ll have had your general waste black bin collected. Just click the relevant link to find out your changes, as well as a bin calendar up until the end of March.

Changes will start with Christmas Eve’s collection being moved forward to tomorrow, with things returning to normal on Monday 7 January.

Still confused? Click here and enter your address in the ‘Find’ box and you’ll receive all the details of what days your next green and black bin collections fall on.

West Norfolk

Festive bin collection calendars have been issued to residents whose bins are collected by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk but if you do have any confusion as to when your collections are changing to, or need a new calendar, call 01553 776676. Your call will be answered any time between 8am-5pm, except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

For those people with too much recycling to fit into their one bin, recycling sacks are being offered at council offices in Downham Market, Hunstanton and King’s Lynn, Community Information Points across the borough, local Norfolk County Council libraries, South Lynn Community Centre, the Oasis Sports & Leisure Centre and King’s Lynn Corn Exchange.

For more information on that, and what to do if you have additional domestic waste for a collection, click here.

We’re aware that not everyone knows which district council they fall under. If you’re not 100% sure, click here, enter your postcode and click on the ‘District Council/Boundaries’  drop down to find out.

Remember that there are recycling centres across Norfolk to deal with all your recycling needs over the holidays. Check here for details on when these will be open and a chance to find out where your nearest centre is, and here for an A-Z guide on what you can and can’t take to them.

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