Waste collections in Gwynedd this Christmas

Date: 10/12/2018
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Two days over the festive period is the only time of year when some areas of the county don’t receive the usual waste and recycling collection service.

This year, the households affected are those that have collections on either of the two national holidays – Christmas Day (Tuesday, 25 December) and Boxing Day (Wednesday, 26 December).

The Council appreciates that this can cause a nuisance to those who would normally have their residual waste bins (the green wheelie bin or black bags) emptied on a Tuesday or Wednesday. That is why the Council has put special arrangements in place to collect the residual waste in the days following Christmas.

For these households, there are no collections on 25 and 26 December 2018. Those of you that will miss a collection here are the arrangements:

- Waste (green bin) Tuesday, 25 December 2018 - Collecting on Thursday, 27 December 2018;

- Waste (green bin) Wednesday, 26 December 2018 - Collecting on Friday, 28 December 2018;

- Re-cycling and food waste Tuesday, 25 December 2018 – Next collection on, Tuesday, 1 January 2019;

- Re-cycling and food waste Wednesday, 26 December 2018 - Next collection on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

In terms of the clinical waste or disposable nappy collection (yellow bags), there will be no collection on Tuesday, 25 December or Wednesday, 26 December. The next collection will be the following week, on 1 or 2 January.

Although it’s a bank holiday, there will be normal collections for everyone on Tuesday, 1 January 2019.

For those families who may find it hard to cope with extra waste generated over the festive period, the Council would urge them to use recycling centres located in locations across the county.

Gwynedd Council’s network of recycling centres will be open longer over Christmas to help residents dispose of their additional seasonal rubbish conveniently and with minimum fuss.

Councillor Gareth Griffith, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Municipal matters said: “As a Council, we appreciate that the excesses of Christmas usually mean that we all produce extra rubbish over the festive period. We are therefore urging residents to make full use of the Council’s recycling centres.
“We have seen in the past that our recycling centres can get very busy in the days following Christmas. That’s why, to try to ensure a stress-free visit, we have arranged for a number of our centres to be open for an extended period. So remember that you don’t need to rush down to the recycling centre first thing on 27 December.”

For full details about where your nearest recycling centre is located, what the centres accept and the regular opening hours, visit www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/recycling

You can also check your waste collection arrangements by simply typing your postcode into the tab on the Council homepage: www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Full details of the opening times for Gwynedd recycling centres over the festive period:

23 December – usual opening times

24 December – all sites open 9am - 1pm

25 December - all sites closed

26 December - all sites closed

27 December – extended opening hours at Pwllheli, Bangor, Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Harlech where they’ll be open 8:30am - 5pm; usual opening hours at Rhwngddwyryd (10am – 4pm); Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog will be closed (as is usual on Wednesdays and Thursdays)

28 December – extended opening hours at Pwllheli, Bangor, Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Harlech where they’ll be open 8:30am - 5pm; usual opening hours at Rhwngddwyryd; Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog (10am-4pm)

29 December - extended opening hours at Pwllheli, Bangor, Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Harlech where they’ll be open 8:30am - 5pm; usual opening hours at Rhwngddwyryd, Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog (10am – 3pm)

30 December - all sites open from 8:30am – 3pm

31 December – all sites open as usual

1 January – all sites closed

2 January – all sites open as usual