No collections will take place on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Year’s Day. All collections due 25th to 27th December will take place 2 days later than usual and collections due 1st to 3rd January will take place 1 day later than usual.

Collection due Actual collection day
Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) Tuesday 24th December
Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day) Friday 27th December
Thursday 26th December (Boxing Day) Saturday 28th December
Friday 27th December Sunday 29th December
Monday 30th December Monday 30th December
Tuesday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) Tuesday 31st December
Wednesday 1st January (New Year’s Day) Thursday 2nd January
Thursday 2nd January Friday 3rd January
Friday 3rd January Saturday 4th January

Residents are asked to ensure that all waste is placed out before 7am for collection.

Residents can check their collection days by visiting the ‘Local Info’ page of the council’s website:

Christmas time leads to more waste generation so the council has agreed that residents can put out two extra bags of household waste for their collection after Christmas Day from 27th December to 7th January. There is no limit to the amount of recycling that can be left out for collection.

Festive wrapping paper can be recycled in red bags provided it’s not made from foil, plastic or glitter wrap. Christmas cards can be recycled in red bags too. All food waste can be recycled in the kerbside collection.

We all produce more waste at Christmas so this year Monmouthshire is encouraging residents make this year a green Christmas –

Real Christmas trees can be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre to be recycled.

Opening times for the council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres over the Christmas and New Year period are:

Tuesday 24th December 8am to 2pm
Wednesday 25th December Closed
Thursday 26th December Closed
27th to 31st December 8am to 4pm (last entry 3.45pm)
Wednesday 1st January Closed
Thursday 2nd January 8am to 6pm (back to normal)

Please be aware that the sites will still be closed on their usual closed days – more info about the Recycling Centres:

Thank you to all Monmouthshire residents for recycling this year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Waste & Street Services, Monmouthshire County Council