Changes to your bin collections during the Festive Season

Over the Festive Season, bin collection days will change for two weeks with no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. For full details visit our bin collection changes web page.

Ensure you’re on Santa’s good list this year by recycling the right type of paper and card. You’ll be on the naughty list if you put plastics, nappies and polystyrene in the blue bin. These all go in the grey general waste bin, which is used to create green electricity.

Please only use the blue bin for newspapers and magazines, cardboard boxes and cardboard packaging from presents and food, paper wrapping paper, and Christmas cards (tear off any glitter).

Put all your food waste, including plate scrapings and bones, into your compostable bag which then goes into your green bin or caddy. Electronic items and clothing can be taken to your local Recycling Centre.

Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Economic Growth, Environment and Infrastructure, Cllr John Reilly, said:

“We understand that over the festive period that extra waste is created, therefore the Council, through the One Trafford Partnership, is ensuring residents are able to dispose of this easily.

Residents will be able to leave up to two small bags of non-recyclable rubbish next to their grey bin on the first collection after Christmas. Similarly, any extra cardboard can be placed next to the blue bin. Please note that any extra waste placed to the side of the bin after this first collection will not be removed.

To help further, in addition to the delivery of green compostable bags, this year they are freely available in all council libraries across Trafford.”

Any households with additional waste may wish to take it to one of the recycling centres on Chester Road, Stretford or Sinderland Lane, Altrincham. The centres are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Residents can check their Christmas collection days online via our bin collection changes page.

For further information please visit or call One Trafford on 03330 035 865.


Posted on Monday 18th December 2017