Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and Serco will be operating a revised schedule for refuse and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

Residents can find their alternative collection dates for the holiday period detailed on their recently received calendar card, as follows:-

Collection schedule:

Normal collection day Will be collected

Monday 26 December Saturday 24 December

Tuesday 27 December Wednesday 28 December

Wednesday 28 December Thursday 29 December

Thursday 29 December Friday 30 December

Friday 30 December Saturday 31 December

Monday 2 January Tuesday 3 January

Tuesday 3 January Wednesday 4 January

Wednesday 4 January Thursday 5 January

Thursday 5 January Friday 6 January

Friday 6 January Saturday 7 January

Residents are reminded to ensure that their refuse and recyclables are available on the boundary of their property on the day of collection; by 5am for refuse and compost bins and by 6am for recycling bins. In the event of bad weather, collections could be affected and update information can be found on the council's website. A normal collections service will resume from Monday 9 January.

Councillor Colin Couch, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Parking said: “With the marvellous support of our residents, we have risen from 10th and bottom place in Hertfordshire, to second place for the reduction of waste to landfill and recycling. Furthermore, we will have achieved over £1M in income over the financial year which will be used to underpin council services.