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Christmas and New Year rubbish and recycling collections

Normal dayRevised day
Friday 25 December 2020Monday 28 December 2020
Monday 28 December 2020Tuesday 29 December 2020
Tuesday 29 December 2020Wednesday 30 December 2020
Wednesday 30 December 2020Thursday 31 December 2020
Thursday 31 December 2020Saturday 2 January 2021
Friday 1 January 2021Monday 4 January 2021
Monday 4 January 2021Tuesday 5 January 2021
Tuesday 5 January 2021Wednesday 6 January 2021
Wednesday 6 January 2021Thursday 7 January 2021
Thursday 7 January 2021Friday 8 January 2021
Friday 8 January 2021Saturday 9 January2021

Please put your rubbish and recycling out by 7am. If you miss your collection, you can take it to the Port Solent Household Waste Recycling Centre.

The bin collection crew can collect up to 2 extra bin bags from 28 December 2020 to 10 January 2021.

To find your collection day, click here.


To reduce overflows, we’ll be laying on more collections at bottle banks over the holidays.

Green Waste Club

Garden waste collections will be suspended for two weeks.

  • Last collection in 2020: Friday 18 December
  • First collection in 2021: Monday 4 January

Bulky waste

Collections will be suspended for three weeks.

  • Last collection in 2020: Tuesday 15 December
  • First collection 2021: Tuesday 5 January

Healthcare waste

The Wednesday and Thursday collections will take place as normal.

Here are some tips on how to dispose of your festive waste

Put out with your recycling

  • Christmas cards (please remove sections with glitter and ribbons)
  • Cardboard boxes from packaging (postal, toys, gifts, food, drinks)
  • Food and drinks cans
  • Plastic bottles with lids on
  • Empty aerosols

Find out what you can recycle at home.

Put with your rubbish

  • Gift Wrap. Unfortunately, a lot of gift wrap contains plastic and CANNOT be recycled.
  • Foil

Take to your recycling bank

  • Glass bottles
  • Textiles
  • Drink cartons & coffee cups

Find your nearest recycling point.

How to dispose of Christmas trees

Real trees should be cut up and put in your garden waste bin, or taken to the Port Solent Household Waste Recycling Centre for composting. Trees under six feet tall can be put out with your rubbish for two weeks after Christmas.

For more information, visit our recycling section or call 023 9284 1105 or email

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