Bin collection dates in Sunderland over Christmas and New Year
Sunderland families are being reminded that normal waste and recycling collection days will change over Christmas and New Year.
Sunderland City Council announced changes to its collection schedule for Christmas.
Collections will be revised between Christmas Day until after new year, with the schedule to return to normal from Tuesday January 5 2021.
Normal collection day/revised collection day:
Thursday 24 December – No change
Friday 25 December – Monday 28 December
Tuesday 29 December – No change
Wednesday 30 December – No change
Thursday 31 December – No change
Friday 1 January – Saturday 2 January
Residents are also urged to recycle all they can over the festive period.
Items you can recycle in your blue bin:
Plastic/glass drinks bottles, cans, glass jars and plastic bottles (all rinsed out)
Dry cardboard, cardboard boxes and food boxes (flatten them first)
Wrapping paper tubes
Chocolate/sweet tins and tubs
Paper, newspapers and magazines goes in the black box (caddy) of your blue bin. Don't forget you can recycle the envelopes from your Christmas cards too
Items which can’t be recycled in your blue bin:
Christmas cards with glitter, bows or ribbons on them
Any containers with food waste on them, including take away pizza boxes - this is because of the grease residue that remains on the cardboard