The District Council has announced that Serco will work on the festive bank holidays - Monday 27 December, Tuesday 28 December and Monday 3 January.
Residents are asked to note that no additional household waste will be collected, so are advised to make sure all their household waste is contained in their grey bin with the lid shut, or, for homes on a sack collection, in four standard sized black sacks.
A District Council spokesperson said:
“Collection crews will take excess recycling but residents should limit the amount of household waste they put out.
“Additional recycling material should be left at the side of recycling containers, making sure it is easily identifiable and suitably contained.
“We recommend using transparent containers, such as stacker boxes, rather than black bags, so we can easily identify the contents, and ask that any excess card, paper and magazines are separated from other excess recycling. Cardboard must be flattened and broken down into smaller pieces no wider than 0.5m to fit in the recycling compartment of our trucks.”More information on presenting excess recycling can be found online.
Food waste collections will continue to happen weekly and recycling collections fortnightly.
To help prioritise household waste and recycling collections at this busy time of year, all garden waste (green bin/compostable sacks) collections are suspended from Monday 20 December to Friday 31 December inclusive.
However, Dales residents who subscribe to the District Council's garden waste scheme will be able to recycle their real Christmas tree by placing it at the edge of their property on their green/recycling day between Monday 3 January and Friday 28 January. Trees need to be cut down to no longer than 5 feet, with all decorations and any pot removed.
Every household in the district received a Christmas and New Year collections timetable (please see poster attached) in the October issue of the District Council’s Dales Matters publication, and a collection calendar is also available to view or download online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/whenismycollection
Click on this poster to view a larger PDF version.