BIN collection days will move during the festive period.
Residents in County Durham are being reminded of the changes, which will also affect recycling pick-ups.
Collections will run as normal up to and including this Friday, but will be a day later than normal during the following week.
Pick-ups due on Friday, December 30, will be carried out on Saturday, December 31.
In the week commencing January 2, collections will be one day later than normal in areas including Chester-le-Street and Durham.
They will also be one day later than normal in Hawthorn, South Hetton, Haswell and Haswell Plough in the first week in January.
There will be no changes to collections in the rest of the Easington area that week.
Collections will be back to normal in all areas from the Monday, January 9.
Details from www.durham.gov.uk/holidaybins or tel. 0300 123 7070.