Bin collection dates for Hartlepool over Christmas and New Year

Families are being reminded that normal waste and recycling collection days will change over Christmas and New Year.

Saturday, 19th December 2020, 6:21 pm

Hartlepool Borough Council announced changes to its collection schedule, with Christmas just around the corner.

Collections will be revised between Christmas Day until after new year, with the schedule to return to normal from Tuesday, January 5.

Normal collection day/revised collection day:

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Check when your bins will be collected over the festive period.

Tuesday, December 22 – No change

Wednesday, December 23, – No change

Thursday, December 24 – No change

Friday, December 25 – Monday, December 28

Tuesday, December 29 – No change

Wednesday, December 30 – No change

Thursday, December 31 – No change

Friday, January 1 – Monday 4 January.

How can I get rid of my Christmas tree?

Once the festivities are over, households can dispose of their real Christmas tree at the Household Waste Recycling Centre free of charge.

Christmas Trees will be accepted from Sunday, December 27.

Residents must book an appointment to dispose of their tree at the HWRC.

Alternatively Hartlepool Borough Council is offering a collection service for real trees from Tuesday, January 5.

Residents wishing to use this service must book in for the collection to take place via or telephone (01429) 523 333.

People must ensure all decorations are removed prior to disposal and the council also says it reserves the right to cancel collections if staffing levels are affected by the pandemic.

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