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Christmas Collection Dates

Written by on 10th December 2018

Changes to collections over the Festive Period

ALL collections (inc nappy recycling) taking place between Tuesday 25th December and Friday 28th December will all skip two days – so if your collection day is normally on a Tuesday it will move to Thursday and so on.

Collections taking place between Tuesday 1st January 2019 and Friday 4th January 2019 will all skip one day – so if your normal collection is on a Tuesday, this will move to Wednesday (subject to capacity) – see below table.

Normal collections are scheduled to resume on Monday 7th January 2019.

All refuse and recycling should be placed at its normal collection point by 7am on the revised collection days…

Normal Collection Day  Revised Collection Day
Monday 24th Dcember No Change
 Tuesday 25th December Thursday 27th December
 Wednesday 26th December Friday 28th December
 Thursday 27th December Saturday 29th December
 Friday 28th December Sunday 30th December
 Monday 31st December No Change
Tuesday 1st January Wednesday 2nd January
Wednesday 2nd January Thursday 3rd January
Thursday 3rd January Friday 4th January
Friday 4th January Saturday 5th January
Monday 7th January Normal Services Resume

Real Christmas Tree Collections and Green Waste

Other services such as bulky waste collections and wheelie bin/food waste bin deliveries will be suspended from Saturday 22nd December to allow us to use as many resources as possible to collect the anticipated record amounts of recycling this Christmas. Normal services will resume from Monday 7th January.

From 10th December residents will be able to book in their ‘real’ Christmas trees for kerbside collection between 31st December until 11th January. Residents must book their ‘real’ Christmas tree collections online at least 24 hours before their revised collection day – as they won’t be automatically collected.

The fortnightly green waste collection service (including ‘real’ Christmas trees not booked for a collection) will be suspended from Saturday 22nd December with normal services resuming on Monday 14th January.  Your green waste however including Christmas trees can still be taken to your local CRC throughout the festive period.

Please remember to place ALL refuse and recycling out before 7am on your collection day and not before as this can lead to spillages and difficulties for pedestrians using the pavement.

If we have not collected your refuse/recycling as planned, please leave it at the kerbside as we may be working additional hours to clear a back log and we’ll get to you asap – our crews can work well in to the evening during busy periods and extra staff can sometimes be called in to clear the items the next day.

Residents are advised to visit one of the many collection points across Rhondda Cynon Taf before the festive period and stock up on recycling bags or order bags in advance online at

The Streetcare Team would also like to remind residents to park sensibly, so that they can get the recycling truck down your street.

For more information and tips on recycling your Christmas waste follow us on Facebook or Twitter or visit

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