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CHANGES to bin collections over Christmas and the new year have been announced by New Forest District Council, while in Christchurch services will continue as normal.

For NFDC residents, rubbish and recycling pick-ups due on Monday 27th December will take place on Monday 3rd January 2022, while glass collections due on the same day will be on Saturday 8th January instead.

There will be no garden waste service between Monday 27th December and Friday 7th January. All other collections remain unchanged.

NFDC waste collection trucks
NFDC waste collection trucks

Every household will receive a leaflet this week with details of revised collection dates, Christmas tree drop-off points, plus information on what can be recycled.

From 1st-16th January real Christmas trees can be dropped off for recycling at selected car parks across the district, to be turned into mulch.

Locations include:

Blackfield: Gang Warily Community Centre car park, SO45 1GA

Brockenhurst: Brookley Road car park, SO42 7RA

Burley: Burley coach park, BH24 4HW

Fordingbridge: A338 slip road car park, SP6 1AN

Hythe: New Road car park, SO45 6XP

Lymington: Bath Road car park, SO41 3SE

Lyndhurst: Village Centre car park, SO43 7BE

Milford-on-Sea: Hurst Road East overflow car park (by Sturt Pond), SO41 0PY

New Milton: Crossmead Avenue car park, BH25 6NF

Ringwood: The Furlong long stay car park, BH24 1AY

Totton: Rumbridge Street car park, SO40 9EA

Car parks in St Thomas Street, Lymington, and Westfield in Totton will not be used as drop-off points this year.

All decorations must be removed from the tree before taking it to a drop-off point, and residents are asked to not leave Christmas trees in other car parks, on footpaths, by litter bins or at recycling banks.

For more details, go to newforest.gov.uk/christmasrecycling

In Christchurch, rubbish, recycling and food waste collections will continue as normal over the festive period, with BCP Council crews out on the bank holidays, including Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th December and Monday 3rd January.

Christmas trees can be recycled through local charities Diverse Abilities and Lewis Manning, which collect and dispose of them sustainably for a small fee.

NFDC residents can check bin collection days at newforest.gov.uk/findyourcollection and garden waste pick-ups at newforest.gov.uk/gardenwaste



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