When shall I put my bins out? Read this!

Written by Peter Davison.

Refuse collection image courtesy of Wiltshire CouncilRefuse collection image courtesy of Wiltshire CouncilIt’s a tradition as familiar as pulling crackers and kissing under the mistletoe. Every Christmas, dozens of Marlborough and Pewsey residents jump on to Facebook to ask when the bins are being emptied.

According to Wiltshire Council, there will be no waste or recycling collections on Monday, 26 December.

All collections during the week following Christmas week will be one day later than normal, with a collection on Saturday, 31 December.

Collection days will return to normal from Monday, 2 January.

Garden waste collections will be suspended from Monday, 26 December and restart on Monday 9 January. But anyone who has paid for a garden waste collection can leave their real Christmas tree alongside their garden waste bin on their first garden waste collection day in January and it will be collected and composted.

For anyone desperate for a visit to the tip, all household recycling centres will be closed from 1pm on 24 December and all day on 25 December, 26 December and 1 January.

Marlborough recycling centre is routinely closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and Everleigh on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

There you go, then: bookmark this article or – if you’re a Facebook Group admin – pin it to the top of your page until January 2nd. And if anyone asks (which they will) post the link to this feature.