Christmas and New Year bin collection days in Verwood and Dorset

During the Christmas and New Year period there will be changes to the regular bin collection days by Dorset Council.

As a general rule, between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve, your collection day will be the day after your current day.

The service will collect up to two extra sacks of rubbish beside your bin on the first rubbish collection after Christmas Day, whilst extra recycling, including glass and food, will be collected on your recycling collection day, provided it has been separated correctly and placed in a suitable sturdy container (no bags or cardboard boxes) that can be easily lifted by one person.

No garden waste collections will take place from Christmas Eve until Monday 8 January, and household recycling centres in East Dorset are open from 9am to 4pm daily, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Here’s the full table of changes for Dorset:

Usual collection day Revised collection day
Friday 22 December no change
Monday 25 December Wednesday 27 December
Tuesday 26 December Thursday 28 December
Wednesday 27 December Friday 29 December
Thursday 28 December Saturday 30 December
Friday 29 December Tuesday 2 January
Monday 1 January Wednesday 3 January
Tuesday 2 January Thursday 4 January
Wednesday 3 January Friday 5 January
Thursday 4 January Saturday 6 January
Friday 5 January Monday 8 January
Monday 8 January Tuesday 9 January
Tuesday 9 January Wednesday 10 January
Wednesday 10 January Thursday 11 January
Thursday 11 January Friday 12 January
Friday 12 January Saturday 13 January


Collection days will return to normal from Monday 15 January.


Christmas trees

Dorset Council does not collect Christmas trees of any kind with rubbish or recycling at the kerbside.

You can recycle your real Christmas tree by:

  • home composting it
  • cutting it up and placing it in your garden waste bin
  • taking it to a household recycling centre
  • booking a Christmas tree collection with a Dorset-based charity or service

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