Wealden District Council has released dates for waste collections over the Christmas and New Year period. To ensure your waste and collection services run smoothly over the festive season, be sure make note of the revised dates and put your bins out before 7am on the day of collection.  

New rubbish, recycling and garden waste collection calendars for 2022 are available to download online from Wednesday 1 December at www.wealden.gov.uk. Here you will also find changes to collections over Christmas – details below:

Normal Collections                                         Revised Collections

Monday 27  December 2021Tuesday 28 December 2021
Tuesday 28  December 2021Wednesday 29 December 2021
Wednesday 29 December 2021Thursday 30 December 2021
Thursday 30December 2021Friday 31 December 2021
Friday 31 December  2021Monday 3 January 2022
Monday 3 January 2022Tuesday 4 January 2022
Tuesday 4 January 2022Wednesday 5 January 2022
Wednesday 5January 2022Thursday 6 January 2022
Thursday 6 January 2022Friday 7 January 2022
Friday 7 January 2022Saturday 8 January 2022

Anyone needing assistance to access their calendars can call our Customer Service Team on 01323 443322. Residents can also receive weekly reminders of their bin collections via email by signing up to the Council’s free My Alerts service: https://www.wealden.gov.uk/site-search/learn-more-about-myalerts/

Councillor Roy Galley, Wealden Portfolio Holder for Waste Management, said, “Many households produce extra waste over Christmas, but much of it can be recycled using your kerbside collection service.

Remember that you can recycle wrapping paper and Christmas cards (no foil or glitter please), cardboard, paper, plastic containers, cans, aluminium foil, glass bottles and jars. Just make sure any plastic trays, bottles and jars are washed clean and free of food.  Additional recycling can be presented alongside your recycling bin in non-black bags, except for glass, which needs to be put into the recycling bin.

If you subscribe to the garden waste service, you can recycle your real Christmas tree by cutting it up and placing it inside the brown bin with the lid closed. Alternatively, you can take your real tree to your local Household Waste Recycling Site for recycling. Thank you to everyone in Wealden for continuing to recycle.”

There will be no garden waste collections between Monday 27 December 2021 and Friday 7 January 2022. Garden waste collections will return to normal from Monday 10 January 2022.

Those residents not yet signed up to the garden waste service, they can still subscribe online at www.wealden.gov.uk/gardenwaste. Requests for additional garden waste bins from current subscribers can be made by contacting the Council on 01323 443322.

Residents are also reminded that small electrical items can now be recycled kerbside. Simply place items in a carrier bag or small cardboard box on top of any bin on collection day. For more information on recycling small electrical items, visit: https://www.wealden.gov.uk/news/its-easy-to-recycle-old-electrical-items/

For further information on general recycling and what can and cannot be recycled, visit www.wealden.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/