Kirklees Council has issued its Christmas and New Year bin collection dates and bin calendars for 2024.

The last regular bin collections will take place on Friday December 22 before crews take their annual break over the festive period.

There will be no household bin collections between Monday December 25 and Monday January 1 and collections will restart on Tuesday January 2.

Residents whose bin collections would normally fall on a Monday will receive a special collection on Friday December 22, and all those affected should have received a letter to confirm this.

Any households who find they have excess waste this Christmas can leave up to two tied bags of general waste at the side of their grey bins for collection on their first grey bin collection day in January.

Extra cardboard can also be left flattened behind green bins for collection on the first recycling collection. Any excess will only be collected during the first grey and green collections in 2024.

The five Household Waste Recycling Centres will operate on their usual Christmas opening hours, being closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day but open as usual for the rest of the holidays, between 8am-4pm Monday to Saturday and 9am- 4pm on Sundays. Trade Waste and street cleaning will still be offering services over Christmas.

Clr Yusra Hussain, Cabinet member for culture and greener Kirklees, said: “No one wants to worry about waste over the festive period but we know that no matter how hard we try, extra waste and recycling is often generated at this time of year.

“This is why we release our Christmas collection dates, excess policy and 2024 calendars in plenty of time for residents to plan accordingly.

“As usual, we’re collecting excess waste and recycling presented at the first collections of the New Year.

“If you need them, our Household Waste Recycling Centres are open as normal over the Christmas period, closing only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

“You can even donate items for our Reuse Shop at Emerald Street and Weaving Lane HWRCs, perfect if you’re having a post-Christmas clear-out to make room for new toys.”

Collection calendars for bin collections for 2024 are now available online HERE and residents can find out when their bin collections are on the council website or by logging into their My Kirklees account.

Residents can also subscribe to email bin reminders to make sure they never miss a collection.