Christmas and New Year Refuse Collections

Date Published: 02 December 2019

Refuse and recycling collection days will change for everyone in North Kesteven during the Christmas and New Year weeks this year.

Christmas and New Year bin collections
Normal Collections
Revised Collections
Monday 23 December Saturday 21 December
Tuesday 24 December Monday 23 December
Wednesday 25 December Tuesday 24 December
Thursday 26 December Friday 27 December
Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December
Monday 30 December No change
Tuesday 31 December No change
Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January
Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January
Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January

Normal collections will resume on Monday 6 January 2020.

We ask residents to put their bins out by 7.30am on collection day as collection times may vary.

Recycling and especially the use of plastics has been hot on everyone’s radar this year and because of this, we would like to remind residents of some of the items that should not be placed in recycling bins. These are:

  • Plastics - Black or brown plastic food trays, Crisp packets, Food pouches (e.g. pet food pouches), Plastic film, Plastic bags, Rigid plastic e.g. plant pots or toys, Polystyrene
  • Glass - Drinking glasses, Pyrex dishes, Mirrors, Window panes, Light bulbs
  • Paper/card - Takeaway pizza and fast food boxes, Shredded paper, Tissues, Glittery Christmas Cards or Paper, Books, Paper that has been used for painting or has glue on it.

If you are unsure on what can and cannot be recycled head to


Garden waste collections reduce to monthly during the months of November and December so we encourage customers to refer to their calendar or check

Real Christmas Trees can be chopped up and placed in a brown bin for garden waste collection if you have one; otherwise, we advise you take them to your nearest household waste recycling centre in Sleaford or Lincoln.

Should you be unsure about your collection day, or wish to sign up for email alerts about the service visit