Festive changes to bin collections

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RESIDENTS are being urged to mark down revised bin collection dates on their calendar over the festive period.

Next Thursday’s bin collection – which falls on Christmas Day itself – will now be carried out on Saturday, December 27.

Next Friday’s bin collection – which falls on Boxing Day – has been switched to Sunday, December 28.

Bin collections will take place as normal on December 30 and Wednesday, January 31.

The collection which would normally take place on New Year’s Day, will be carried out on Friday, January 2, with collections set for Friday, January 2, being done on Saturday, January 3.

All collections will return to normal on Tuesday, January 6.

The Recycling Village at Middlefields Industrial Estate in South Shields will be open from 9am until 6pm, throughout the festive period, except on Christmas Day.

Residents will be able to recycle their excess cardboard packaging andChristmas trees, as well as the usual glass bottles, jars, food and drinks cans.