Residents in Birmingham are being reminded of this yearâ€™s Christmas waste collection arrangements with just under a month until the festivities begin.
As is normally the case, the councilâ€™s crews, who work on all other Bank Holidays, will not operate on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (December 25 and 26).
This means anyone due collections of general household waste (in black sacks or grey-lid wheelie bins) on those two days are scheduled to next have a collection on January 1 or 2.
Anyone due recycling collections (from two boxes or blue-lid wheelie bins) on those two days are scheduled to next have a collection on January 8 or 9.
It is recognised that during the festive period households produce more waste. For those with wheelie bins, reasonable amounts of household waste will be collected if presented in bags at the side of the bins. Excess paper and card recycling will be collected if bundled securely with string.