Leeds bin collection dates announced for Christmas 2021

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Household bin collections. Photo: John Baron/westleedsdispatch.com

Bin collection dates have been announced in Leeds for Christmas 2021.

Due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, Leeds City Council will collect everyone’s bins a day early the week before Christmas, starting on Sunday, 19 December.

Council chiefs say the majority of householders’ collection days will not change between Christmas and New Year, it will just be those who were due a collection on Saturday, 1 January who will receive a collection a day later, on Sunday, 2 January.

A council spokesperson said:

“These date changes will ensure everyone receives their usual number of collections over the full festive period.

“The key message is: your bin collection day the week before Christmas will be a day early this year, so don’t forget to put your bin out a day early.

“Christmas is always our busiest time of year and we usually see a big increase in cardboard, paper and plastic recycling. This year we’ve again highlighted the wide range of common household items that can go in the green bin. We’ve also added some festive recycling tips and a reminder that people can recycle their empty bottles and jars at one of the 700 recycling banks across the city and donate any unwanted gifts in our recycling centre charity containers.”

For more useful information please see the links below: 

  • Sharing useful hints and tips on how to recycle more at Leeds Recycles Facebook or Twitter
  • Never miss a bin collection day by downloading the free Leeds Bins App from Google Play or Apple Store
  • Residents can still check their bin days online at www.leeds.gov.uk/xmasbins
  • Taking a look at Zero Waste Leeds, who are always packed full of practical advice on how to have a happy and sustainable Christmas.


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