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Changes to waste collections Christmas 2023

Revised dates for collection

If you receive a collection of waste or recycling on a Monday, please be aware that collections on Monday, 25 December 2023 are moving to Saturday, 23 December 2023.

Collections between Tuesday 26 December 2023 and Friday 5 January 2024 will be made a day later than usual. Please check your next collection:

Check your next collection

Food waste

Christmas is a time for giving. Give back to our planet this Christmas by recycling your food waste.

The Council collects more food waste over the Christmas period than at any other time of year. A convenient weekly collection of food waste recycling is available to almost all homes in the area.

Recycling food waste is one of the simplest ways of giving back to our planet. Global food waste produces more emissions that all commercial flights put together, so making sure we waste less food and recycle unavoidable food waste is key to tackling climate change. If food waste were a country, it would have the third biggest carbon footprint after USA and China.

The good news is you can make a difference.

Join the tens of thousands of Cheshire households who are already regularly recycling their food waste through the Council's weekly kerbside service. We can provide you with the containers and information you need to start recycling your food over Christmas.

Order a food waste bin

Did you know that the Anaerobic Digestion treatment facility we send food waste can accept all kinds of food waste that other processes can't?

Your turkey giblets, fish skins and bones, pet food, plate scrapings and cooked food are just some of the food items that can be recycled, as well as all those vegetable peelings, chestnut shells, coffee grinds and more.

Your food waste will be turned into green electricity to power people's homes and a fertilizer to put vital natural nutrients back into our farmers' fields.

This year its time to put the planet on your Christmas gift list.

Find out what can be recycled

Excess recycling

If all your recycling does not fit in your recycling container, you may present it securely by the side of your bin/box to be collected on the same day as your other recycling containers.

Please remember that foil wrapping paper, or paper and cards with glitter on them cannot be recycled.

Real Christmas trees

Christmas trees can be taken for reuse to the following sites any time during January 2024:

  • Hooton Golf Club, Chester Road, Hooton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 1QF
  • Whitby Park, Stanney Lane Ellesmere Port, CH65 9AQ
  • Stanney Fields Park, Hinderton Road, Neston, CH64 9PE
  • Westminster Park, Hough Green, Chester, CH4 8JW
  • Marbury Park, Marbury Lane, CW9 6AP
  • Castle Park, Fountain Lane, Frodsham, WA6 6SA
  • Knights Grange Sports Complex, Winsford, CW7 2PT

Signage will be at all sites to advise where to place the Christmas trees which will be chipped and used to mulch existing shrub-beds throughout the borough by the Council's StreetCare Service. The trees will need to be delivered with no decorations or lights on them.

Trees can also be taken to any Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC):

Find a recycling centre

Charity collections

Just Helping raise money for local hospices by collecting and recycling your real tree. Find your nearest hospice to arrange a collection.