Christmas comes early for Eastleigh Borough waste collections

Page last updated at 14 December 2015 at 16:19

Christmas bin collections

Eastleigh Borough residents are being reminded to put their bins out on time in the run-up to Christmas, as collection dates in the week commencing Monday 21 December will be earlier.

Residents whose bins would normally be emptied on Monday 21 December will now receive their collection on Saturday 19 December and are being asked to put their bins out on the Friday night (18 December). For the rest of that week, residents will have their waste collected one day earlier.  
After Christmas (from Monday 28 December to Friday 8 January) bins will be emptied later than the normal collection day.  Services return to normal from Monday 11 January.

The calendar of collection dates during the festive period is as follows: 

Normal Collection Day         Revised Collection Day
Monday 21 December             Saturday 19 December
Tuesday 22 December            Monday 21 December
Wednesday 23 December        Tuesday 22 December
Thursday 24 December           Wednesday 23 December
Friday 25 December               Thursday 24 December
Monday 28 December             Tuesday 29 December
Tuesday 29 December            Wednesday 30 December
Wednesday 30 December        Thursday 31 December
Thursday 31 December           Saturday 2 January
Friday 1 January                   Monday 4 January
Monday 4 January                 Tuesday 5 January
Tuesday 5 January                Wednesday 6 January
Wednesday 6 January            Thursday 7 January
Thursday 7 January               Friday 8 January
Friday 8 January                   Saturday 9 January

Details about bin collections are on the Recycling and Waste calendars that were delivered to homes in October and can be found on the ‘What’s at My Property’ page on the homepage of the Council’s website – . Residents can also sign up for email reminders of collection dates at MyEastleigh –

Each year customers are reminded that garden waste is not collected for two weeks over the Christmas period.  This year, the last day for garden waste collections is Friday 18 December.  The service resumes on Monday 4 January.

Councillor Rupert Kyrle, Eastleigh Borough Council’s Cabinet Member leading on Environment and Sustainability, said:  “The Christmas period is a particularly busy time for our Waste and Recycling teams and checking your revised collection calendar to make sure you put your bin out on time will make their lives easier - and help the service run as efficiently as possible.”