North East Lincolnshire Council

Remember your collection day this Christmas and New Year

The Christmas countdown is on – make sure you know your collection days during the festivities.

North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding households that their wheelie bin and recycling box collection dates over the Christmas and New Year holiday could change.

Look out for the Christmas collections leaflet coming through your door early in December or visit to check your collection date. Please note that your bin or box may be collected a day earlier if your collection day is a Tuesday or Wednesday, so be sure to check your revised schedules for the Christmas holiday.

A North East Lincolnshire Council spokesperson said: “We are writing to every household in the borough with their Christmas collection dates, along with a guide to what they can and can’t recycle.

“People have asked us for clearer information about kerbside recycling, so we’re providing a leaflet they can keep the whole year round as a handy reminder.”

No service on 25 and 26 December and 1 January
Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
Monday 23 Dec No change
Tuesday 24 Dec Monday 23 December or Normal Day
Wednesday 25 Dec Tuesday 24 or Friday 27 December
Thursday 26 Dec Friday 27 December
Friday 27 Dec Normal Day or Saturday 28 or Monday 30 December
Monday 30 Dec Normal Day or Tuesday 31 December
Tuesday 31 Dec Normal Day or Monday 30 December or Thursday 2 January
Wednesday 1 Jan Tuesday 31 or Thursday 2 or Friday 3 January
Thursday 2 Jan Thursday 2, or Friday 3 or Saturday 4 January
Friday 3 Jan Normal Day or Saturday 4 or Monday 6 January
Week commencing 6 Jan This is our busiest time of the year so please check for updates on social media and/or the website

Christmas and New Year is the busiest time for the council’s waste team. Bin crews clear away about 500 tonnes more recycling and household rubbish than they usually do.

The council hires extra staff to cope with the demand but bad weather and other problems can disrupt the rounds.

If they don’t get to you on the dates listed, please take in your bins or boxes and put them out before 7am the next collection day.

The council will post messages about major service disruption on its website ( and share information with local media and on its social media accounts.

You can help the bin crews through the Christmas holiday by following these simple tips:

  • Plan ahead and think about how you are going to dispose of your waste this Christmas.
  • Check your Christmas and New Year collection dates.
  • Leave your bins and boxes out by 7am at the boundary of your property.
  • Most people manage their household waste well, but if you have too much rubbish for your green wheelie bin, check you’re recycling as much as you can.
  • Take any extra rubbish to the Community Recycling Centre in Grimsby or Immingham.
  • Don’t forget to squash down plastic bottles and drinks cans and cut down cardboard to fit into your recycling boxes. Crews will take all recycling that has been correctly presented in the recycling boxes.
  • All household rubbish that can’t be recycled goes in the green wheelie bin with the lid down. All rubbish needs to be in the bin and the lid closed.
  • Stack your boxes with the green box on top so it stops your paper from getting wet and your plastic from blowing away.

Bulky waste and garden waste

If you have any bulky waste items you need to get rid of, book online at or call (01472) 326288, option 4. It’s £20 for up to four items (excluding white goods) and £5 for any extra items. White goods are collected for £10 each. There are no collections from 20 December 2019 to 6 January 2020.

Don’t forget that paid-for garden waste collections stop over the winter months and start again in February.

Community Recycling Centres

Community Recycling Centres (the tip) are open every day (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) from 8am to 6pm and 8am to 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Grimsby tip can be very busy at peak times. Try visiting Immingham instead if there are long queues in Grimsby.

  • Grimsby Community Recycling Centre, Estuary Way, Pyewipe Industrial Estate, Grimsby DN31 2UD
  • Immingham Community Recycling Centre, Queens Road, Immingham DN40 1QR

Recycling banks are convenient places to recycle reasonable amounts of cans, glass, paper and plastic. Do not dump rubbish at bring to recycling banks – this is fly-tipping and it’s illegal. If they’re full, take the rubbish to the tip or return later.

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