Christmas Collection Dates for Recycling

During the festive period, your waste and recycling collections may take place on different days due to the public holidays. See the calendar below for revised schedules (click on the image to download a copy of the calendar)

Ashford Christmas and New Year collections 2013/14

Ashford’s household waste and recycling centre in Brunswick Road, Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate will be open every day over the festive period except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Christmas trees

Real Christmas trees should be taken to Ashford’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate for recycling.

If you subscribe to our garden recycling service, you can place your cut up real tree in your brown wheeled bin and we will collect it. The broken up tree must fit in the brown bin with the lid closed.

Click here for tips and advice on how to keep your real tree looking at its best this Christmas!

Not sure which festive items go in what bin?

Green recycling bin

  • Christmas cards
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paper wrapping paper
  • Tin foil and foil food trays (cleaned)
  • Champagne, wine and beer bottles/cans
  • Crackers

Grey refuse bin

  • Bubble wrap, plastic packaging
  • Polystyrene
  • Broken decorations
  • Tinsel and foil wrapping paper
  • Corks

Food caddy*

  • Leftovers
  • Turkey carcass

*Visit for lots of recipes for your festive leftovers.

Electricals and festive lights

Put those broken Christmas lights and any electrical decorations or items in a plastic carrier bag on top of your refuse bin, and we will take them away!