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Reminder – waste and recycling collections change during the Christmas holiday

4:56 pm, Monday, 20th December 2021 - 2 years ago

Bins, waste and recycling

North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding households that their waste and recycling collection dates change during the Christmas and New Year holiday.

Visit to check your collection date and look out for the Christmas collections leaflet arriving in your letterbox this week – it’s inside the Winter Brochure.

Some households will have their bins or boxes emptied on a different day than they usually do.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said:

“Waste and recycling collection dates change during the Christmas holiday.

“Please remind your neighbours, it’s easy to forget.

“The easiest way to check your dates is to visit

“On average, about 5,000 people check the online calendar every day. It’s the most popular page on our website, with 271,000 views in the last 12 months.

“We also sent a leaflet to households in the borough earlier this month to let people know about the changes.

“The booklet also includes an illustrated guide to your bins, as well as information about the Community Recycling Centres and our bulky waste service.

Cllr Swinburn added:

“Christmas is the busiest time of year for our crews, they deal with much more waste and recycling than they usually do.

“Please be patient. Our staff will do everything they can to cope with the extra demand, but the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and other problems such as bad weather could cause some disruption.”

Online calendar

More than one date might be listed during the Christmas and New Year holiday on the online calendar. Please put your bin or box out before 7am on the first date listed. The Council aims to take your waste or recycling on the first day listed, but if not they will be back on one of the following days.

Collection dates

No collections on 27 and 28 December and 3 January

Normal Collection DayRevised Collection Day
Monday 20 DecemberNo change – normal day
Tuesday 21 DecemberNo change – normal day
Wednesday 22 DecemberNo change – normal day
Thursday 23 DecemberNo change – normal day
Friday 24 DecemberThursday 23 December or Friday 24 December
Monday 27 DecemberFriday 24 December
Tuesday 28 DecemberWednesday 29 December or Thursday 30 December
Wednesday 29 DecemberWednesday 29 December or Thursday 30 December
Thursday 30 DecemberThursday 30 December or Friday 31 December
Friday 31 JanuaryFriday 31 December or Tuesday 4 January
Monday 3 JanuaryTuesday 4 January
Tuesday 4 JanuaryTuesday 4 January or Wednesday 5 January
Wednesday 5 JanuaryWednesday 5 January
Thursday 6 JanuaryThursday 6 January or Friday 7 January
Friday 7 JanuaryFriday 7 January or Saturday 8 January

If the crews 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.

How you can help

  • Plan ahead. Think about how you are going to dispose of your waste this Christmas
  • Check your Christmas and New Year collection calendar. You can check your dates online at
  • Please put the correct bins out before 7am on your collection day
  • Take your bin back to your property after the bin crew has been
  • Take any extra rubbish to the Community Recycling Centres (CRC or the tip) in Grimsby or Immingham – please don’t dump rubbish at bring to recycling banks
  • We will collect all waste and recycling that has been presented correctly in the bins with the lids closed
  • We won’t empty recycling bins if you put the wrong items in them and we won’t take extra rubbish left with your bins
  • All household rubbish that can’t be recycled needs to go in your green wheelie bin with the lid closed

Bulky waste and garden waste

There are no bulky waste collections between Monday 20 December 2021 and Friday 7 January 2020.

Don’t forget there are no garden waste collections between Monday 13 December and Friday 4 February 2022.

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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