Bin collection changes over Christmas and new year announced for New Forest and Christchurch
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.
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.
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.