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Residents are being encouraged to make a note of changes to household waste and recycling collections in Folkestone & Hythe over Christmas and the new year.

Waste crews will empty bins, generally, two days later than usual in the week commencing Monday 25 December 2023 and then one day later than usual during week of Monday 1 January 2024.

This is to give our hard-working teams the opportunity to enjoy a well-earned break for Christmas. The revised timetable is as follows:

Original collection date  -  Revised collection date

Monday 25 December 2023  -  Wednesday 27 December 2023

Tuesday 26 December 2023  - Thursday 28 December 2023

Wednesday 27 December 2023  -  Friday 29 December 2023

Thursday 28 December 2023  -  Saturday 30 December 2023

Friday 29 December 2023  -  Monday 1 January 2024

Monday 1 January 2024  -  Tuesday 2 January 2024

Tuesday 2 January 2024  -  Wednesday 3 January 2024

Wednesday 3 January 2024  -  Thursday 4 January 2024

Thursday 4 January 2024  -  Friday 5 January 2024

Friday 5 January 2024  -  Saturday 6 January 2024

Household waste and recycling collections will return to normal on Monday 8 January 2024.

Garden waste collections are taking their usual break for Christmas, meaning there will be no service between Friday 22 December 2023 and Monday 8 January 2024

All of the changed dates can be found in the latest edition of Your District Today – distributed to all households in the district – and also by visiting the council’s MyAccount service.

Cllr Jeremy Speakman, Cabinet Member for Assets and Operations, said: “According to research, we all produce around 30% more waste over the Christmas period – making it even more important we reduce, reuse and recycle.

“Remember items such as Christmas cards, crackers (without the snaps), paper hats, non-glittery wrapping paper that scrunches and chocolate boxes can all be recycled.”

A free real Christmas tree recycling service will be available once again. Garden waste subscribers can leave theirs next to their bins once the service resumes, while non-subscribers should visit on the first week in January to arrange a collection.

KCC Services
KCC Service Updates (eg. on Waste & Recycling) can be found here.

Postling Villagers enjoying a tour of Pent Farm and a talk on Hedgerows given by Debbie Reynolds
Scroll down and click the attachment below to read the article by Debbie Reynolds - 'Hedgerows: Become a Cut Above the Rest', with photos