Dealing with rubbish Christmas and New Year

The City of Edinburgh Council has released the schedule for the Christmas and New Year rubbish collections.

Rubbish and recycling collections due on Thursday 25 December will be collected on Saturday 27 December.

Rubbish and recycling collections due on Thursday 1 January will be collected on Saturday 3 January.

If your bin or boxes are not collected, please leave it out until we collect it. There are no changes to pickups on Friday 26 December and Friday 2 January. Please make sure bins and boxes are out by 6am.

Remember you can recycle a wide range of items over the Christmas season including wrapping paper, Christmas trees, bottles and food waste. Check the what goes in what bin page to find out more.

Christmas Tree Recycling

You can recycle real Christmas trees through the garden waste service. Place your tree at the kerbside, next to your brown bin by 6am on your garden waste pick up day. Bases should be removed and trees over 6ft tall should be cut it in half.

You can also take Christmas trees to any of the Community Recycling Centres.The sites will be closed 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January.

If you live in a communal bin area, just leave your tree beside the nearest shared bin on one of the dates below. They will be turned into compost and used in parks and gardens.

South West- Friday 9, 16, 23 January

West – Saturday 10, 17, 24 January

If you need to check which neighbourhood you live in, please enter your postcode on our online map.

2015 Calendars

There are no changes to the 2015 pickups. Your new bin calendars will be on our bin collection day page at the end of December or you can order a copy by contacting the CouncilĀ from 15 December 2014.

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