Arrangements for waste, recycling and organics collections due on Christmas Day

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Residents who are due for a waste, recycling or organics collection on Christmas day Monday December 25, should put their bins out by 6am on Boxing day and they will be collected either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

City of Greater Bendigo Waste Services Manager Brooke Pearce said waste, recycling and organics is collected on all public holidays except on Christmas day and Good Friday.

“This Christmas we have decided to have our truck drivers catch up the missed collections over the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We are asking residents to please leave their bins kerbside until our drivers arrive to empty them,” Ms Pearce said.

“In the past if Christmas fell on a Monday or Tuesday we have collected on the Saturday before but this has often resulted in confusion for some residents.

“This year we wanted to ensure that the collection was after Christmas Day. This way residents can dispose of their general, organic or recyclable waste after Christmas day rather than before.

“Only collections due on Christmas day are affected all other collections over the holiday season will take place on their usual day of the week.

“Residents are also reminded to recycle all wrapping paper and cardboard boxes this Christmas.

“So many toys and gifts are packed in boxes and we encourage people to remove any plastic and pop their cardboard and gift wrap into their recycling bin.


“I also ask residents to encourage their visiting family and friends to place all food scraps and leftovers including meat, bones, fruit, salads and snacks in the organic bin.


“There is so much waste produced over the Christmas season and it’s important to sort it out before you throw it out.”

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