Cotswolds residents are being advised to changes for rubbish and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

Cotswold District Council’s waste and recycling collection service provider, Ubico Ltd, will be making normal collections up to and including Christmas Eve.

Crews will not be working on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day.

As a consequence, there will be changes in collection days until the normal schedule resumes on Monday, January 20.

Crews will be working on three Saturdays – January, 4, 11 and 18 – to catch up.

A council spokesman said: "We will be allowing side waste for every household’s first full collection after Christmas Day; residents will be able to leave out additional amounts of non-recyclable waste in bin liners next to their grey wheeled bin/beige refuse bags."

North Cotswold district residents should note that there is an agreement permitting the use of the Shipston on Stour recycling centre in Warwickshire. For more information and opening times for that site, visit

Residents who subscribe to the council's garden waste recycling collection service will be able to recycle their used real Christmas trees by placing them in their green coloured bin.

Please ensure that the tree is broken into manageable lengths so that it will fit comfortably in the bin, with the lid completely closed.

For queries and further information about the Christmas collections and general information about the waste and recycling services, please log on to or contact the CDC Waste Hotline on 01285 623123.