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Sheffield's festive bin collections

bin lorry and blue bin

Over the festive period this year, there will be no changes to bin collection days, and excess festive waste can be left out for collection.

Residents can check the online collection calendar to confirm collection days. To be collected, bins must be placed out by 7am on collection day with the bin lid closed.

Over the festive period, it is likely that extra waste and recycling will be produced, including wrapping paper, Christmas cards, boxes, catalogues, glass and plastic bottles, biscuit/chocolate tins and lots more.

There are a number of options available to help residents manage any extra waste and recycling:

  • A reminder that paper and card including wrapping paper, Christmas cards, boxes and catalogues, can be recycled in the blue bin. Glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, biscuit and chocolate tins can all be recycled in the brown bin.   
  • Blue bins: Small amounts of additional paper and card can be tied in a bundle and put next to blue bins for collection (the additional bundle should be no bigger than the size of the bin)
  • Brown bins: Up to two extra bags of tins, cans and plastic bottles will be collected between 27 December and 21 January. They should be placed inside a carrier bag, tied and then put out for collection next to the brown bin. Glass bottles or jars must be placed inside brown bins, otherwise the extra recycling will not be collected.
  • Black Bins: Between 27 December and 21 January, up to two bags of extra general waste will be collected. The extra non-recyclable waste should be put into a black bag, tied, and then put out for collection next to the black bin.

Alternatively extra waste and recycling can be taken to one of the City’s Household Waste Recycling Centres.  The Winter opening times are from 9.30am until 3.30pm however sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Residents are advised to check site opening days before planning a visit.

For up-to-date information and service alerts about your recycling and waste collections, you can visit the waste pages on the Sheffield City Council Website or follow @Recycle4Shef on Twitter.