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Waste and recycling collections over Christmas period

Leicester City Council will not be making any changes to the waste and recycling collection days over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

Collections will take place as usual on all days over the festive season this year.

All bins and orange bags should be put out for collection by 7am on the regular collection day.

Households can put out as many orange recycling bags as they need for their recyclable waste. Festive items like sweet and biscuit tins and tubs, glass bottles and jars, cardboard boxes, and non-metallic wrapping paper and greetings cards can all be bagged for collection as recycling.

Real Christmas trees can be composted and artificial trees disposed of at either of the city council’s recycling centres.

There will also be some changes to the opening hours of the two household waste and recycling centres over the holiday period.

Both the Gypsum Close and Freemen’s Common sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The centres will be open from 8am until 2pm on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) and New Year's Eve (31 Dec), and from 8am until 6pm at all other times.

Details of opening times for the trade recycling centre at Gypsum Close will be available on the council’s website.

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