With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on a Saturday this year (2021/22), there’ll be no changes to bin days in Reigate & Banstead over the festive period.
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s crews will be working as normal on the festive bank holidays of Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 December 2021, and Monday 3 January 2022.
Last month, ahead of the festive period, Cllr Natalie Bramhall, executive member for neighbourhood services, said: “Our amazing bin crews will be working over the bank holidays so that there will be no change to residents’ collection days.
“I want to thank the crews and all the staff at our Earlswood Depot for going the extra mile this year, not just at Christmas, but week in and week out. They have faced unprecedented staff shortages, as well as larger than average volumes of waste, but have worked weekends and taken on different roles to keep this essential service running.
“Please show your support by continuing to recycle right and, with no changes to your collection dates, there’s no excuse for not recycling as much of your Christmas waste as possible.”
The borough council says it’s important to remember that placing unrecyclable items in a recycling bin will spoil the rest of the recycling.
Members of the garden waste service are being reminded that the service will take its usual two-week break over the Christmas period from Monday 27 December. Scheme members with Christmas trees will be able to put these out for collection once the service resumes from 10 January.
The council says that those who have not joined the garden waste service can take their old Christmas trees to the nearest Surrey County Council Community Recycling Centre – a link to the Earlswood and Epsom centres can be found here.
Hints and tips for reducing waste over the festive period are available at the Surrey Environment Partnership.