Christmas Campaign - lights and batteries

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Christmas lights and batteries

Christmas lights


Any items that have a plug, use batteries, need charging or have a picture of a crossed out wheelie bin on, as below, are known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

These items, including Christmas lights or fairy lights, should not be put in your general waste bin (black bin) and can be recycled at your nearest household waste recycling centre.


All household batteries including 'button' watch batteries can be recycled at the kerbside with the rest of your recycling waste. Put your batteries in a clear bag and put them out with your recycling waste on your collection day.

We also accept household batteries at our Household Recycling Centres. Laptop battery packs, mobile phones, power tools, remote control and car batteries should be recycled at our Household Waste Recycling Centres.


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Waste and recycling collections during the holidays

There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

However, all household recycling centres throughout the festive period except for Christmas Day.  Check out opening times below:

HRC times


To check when your refuse and recycling will be collected and download a calendar, click on "Read more" below.

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Opening hours and emergency contact numbers over Christmas

opening times