Christmas bin collection and recycling arrangements announced

Bin collection days in Slough will change over the Christmas and New Year period, the Council has advised. Bins will be emptied one, two or three days later than usual between 25 December and 10 January due to bank holidays.

Christmas Tree Recycling

The full list of revised collection dates is as follows:

Normal collection day / Revised collection day
Thursday 25 December / Saturday 27 December
Friday 26 December / Monday 29 December
Monday 29 December / Tuesday 30 December
Tuesday 30 December / Wednesday 31 December
Wednesday 31 December / Friday 2 January
Thursday 1 January / Saturday 3 January
Friday 2 January / Monday 5 January
Monday 5 January / Tuesday 6 January
Tuesday 6 January / Wednesday 7 January
Wednesday 7 January / Thursday 8 January
Thursday 8 January / Friday 9 January
Friday 9 January / Saturday 10 January

Excess rubbish and items that won’t fit in bins should be taken to Chalvey Household Waste and Recycling Centre, which will be open from 9am-5pm every day except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Recycling

Residents are reminded to recycle as much as they can over the festive period – Christmas cards, wrapping paper, cardboard packaging and boxes, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, food and drink cans.

Put items for recycling in your red bin or take it to the household waste and recycling centre.

Real Christmas tree recycling service

If you’ve got a real Christmas tree this year and you can’t compost it (the most environmentally conscious way to dispose of it) or take it to the household waste and recycling centre, a real tree collection service is available to Slough residents between 7 and 16 January 2015.

To book a Christmas tree collection, contact Amey on 0800 634 6301 three working days before your scheduled collection day. The tree will be collected on the same day (but not necessarily at the same time) as your scheduled waste and recycling collections (see revised timetable above). Then please put the tree out next to your wheeled bins by 7am.

Make sure all decorations, tree stands, soil, pots and netting have been removed because these cannot be composted. Please cut larger trees in half to make it more manageable.

Festive fly-tipping warning

Slough Borough Council has issued a special Christmas wish for would-be fly-tippers this festive season – dump your rubbish at the tip, not on the street.

At the time of year when it’s out with the old and in with the new, a lot of people replace their furniture.

For the council this means a spike in fly-tipping in January and the added cost of having to clear it up.

Natalie Worley, senior enforcement officer in the council’s neighbourhood services team, said: “Last year it cost the council nearly £45,000 to dispose of illegally discarded household items, including beds, sofas and mattresses”.

The council routinely prosecutes residents for fly-tipping, which is punishable by a fine ranging from £75 to £50,000 depending on the seriousness of the offence.

The council’s waste contractor Amey will collect up to five bulky items for £30.75 or for free for disabled people and pensioners who live alone.  Call Amey on 0800 634 6301 to arrange a collection.

Call the anti-social behaviour hotline on 01753 875298. Try to tell us the date and time of incidents, addresses, descriptions of offenders and registration numbers of vehicle used. Your details will remain confidential.

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