Festive refuse collection changes

RESIDENTS are reminded of changes to their rubbish and recycling collections over the festive period.

In both Hartlepool and East Durham, the collections in Christmas week are generally running two days later, so if your bin is normally collected on a Tuesday, it will be collected tomorrow.

In Hartlepool, if your bin is due to be collected on Friday, it will be picked up on Sunday, and in East Durham, this will move to Monday, December 31.

There will be no change to collections in Hartlepool on New Year’s Eve, but subsequent collections in town will run a day later, with those whose bins are picked up on Friday emptied on Saturday, and the same will happen in East Durham.

Normal collections will resume on Monday, January 7, in Hartlepool and on Tuesday, January 8 in East Durham.

East Durham residents should check their collection calendars for details of all collection dates or go online at www.durham.gov.uk and enter their postcode in the ‘My Durham’ section.

Details are also available at www.durham.gov.uk/holidaybins