Information on waste and recycling services in Denbighshire this Christmas

Denbighshire County Council is informing residents of waste collection arrangements over the festive period.

As Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day fall on a weekend, collection days will remain the same as usual for all residents.

During the festive period residents are asked that:

  • Waste and recycling containers are put out on their usual day of collection by 7am.
  • Non-recyclable waste is contained within the black bin or pink sacks, recycling as much as possible.
  • Extra dry recycling, if the blue bin or sack becomes full, can be presented in a cardboard box, except for glass which should always be placed in the designated recycling container for safety reasons.
  • Ribbons, bows, excessive adhesive tape and plastic windows are removed from cardboard packaging and wrapping paper before recycling.  Unfortunately, wrapping paper and cards containing glitter or foil should be put in the black bin as they are not recyclable and can contaminate the paper stream.
  • Food waste (cooked and uncooked) should always be recycled – even meat bones can go into the orange kerbside caddy for composting at a specialized facility within the county.

Cllr Brian Jones, the Council’s Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “We are wishing all our residents a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

“We know households will have extra waste and recycling during this period, but most of this can be disposed of and recycled through our kerbside collection services.

“If residents follow the guidelines it will help our staff to collect waste and recycling as efficiently as possible during Christmas.”

The Council’s bulky waste collection service and bin deliveries are running as usual over Christmas.

Extra waste can be taken to one of our three household waste recycling centres, in Rhyl, Denbigh and Ruthin which are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Booking is essential and you can book at www.denbighshire.gov.uk/recycling