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Christmas waste and recycling reminder

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Dudley borough residents are reminded that there are changes to this year’s Christmas waste and recycling collections over the festive period.

Households will have altered collections between Saturday 21 December and Saturday 4 January and flyers detailing the changes have been delivered to all borough homes.


It ties in with the Dudley Deal, an informal agreement between the council and anyone who lives, works or runs a business in the borough. One of the pledges under #dudleydeal from the local authority is to maintain regular kerbside bin collections.



Details of the altered collections are also available on (search recycling), or by contacting Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345. 


Waste and recycling should be placed outside for collection by 6.15am and residents are advised that collections may be earlier than usual during the Christmas period. 


Residents are asked to ensure that the grey bin lid is shut and to not put out any additional sacks of waste as these cannot be collected. 


Any additional, bulky waste can be collected via the council’s chargeable bulky waste collection service. The household waste sites, located in Stourbridge and Coseley, also recycle a large number of items including Christmas trees and unwanted electrical goods.


Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for environmental, highways and street services, said:

I would like to join Dudley Council’s waste and recycling collection team in wishing everyone a recycling filled festive season.
Flyers have been distributed to all borough residents detailing changes to collection dates over the Christmas and New Year period as recycling is important to everyone and is the perfect New Year’s resolution for anyone who doesn’t do it at the moment.
Loads of items can be recycled, reused or reduced, including cards, wrapping paper, cardboard packaging, boxes and plastic bottles, so please dispose of items responsibly this Christmas and if you need more bags please call 0300 555 2345.

For more information on recycling and waste care in Dudley including opening hours for the household waste sites and bulky waste collection service call 0300 555 2345 or email

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