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Christmas bin collections

by Group Office on 19 December, 2022

There will be some changes to bin collections over Christmas and New Year.

Durham County Council’s collections will take place as normal up to and including Friday 23 December.

From Tuesday 27 December to Friday 30 December, collections will take place one day later than normal, starting from Wednesday 28 December to Saturday 31 December.

Normal collections will resume from Tuesday 3 January.

Residents can check their collection dates online by entering their house number and postcode into the ‘My Durham’ section of the council’s website at

Meanwhile, there will be no large waste (bulky) collections between Christmas Eve and Monday 2 January.

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across the county will be open as normal over the festive period, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Members of the public are encouraged to check before visiting a recycling centre, particularly in case of bad weather. The website includes further information about locations and opening hours.

Real Christmas tree collections will also be available in the New Year. Residents can book a free collection online at or calling 03000 26 0000 up to Friday 6 January.

Residents can keep up to date with any changes to council services by following @durhamcouncil on twitter or @durhamcouncil on Facebook.

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