My Account routine maintenance

The "My Account” system will be undergoing routine maintenance on Wednesday 19 December, between 7am and 5pm. This means that some services will be unavailable during this time.

Affected services

This year there will be no bin collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Instead all bins - including green bins and food caddies - due on Tuesday 25 December will be collected on Saturday, December 29.

Bins due for collection on Wednesday, December 26 will this year be collected early on Saturday, December 22. If your green bin and food caddy are due for collection on this date, please do not put them out. They will be emptied as normal on Wednesday, January 2.

Bins due on Tuesday, January 1 will be collected on Saturday, January 5 - apart from green bins and food caddies which will be collected on Tuesday, January 8 as normal.

Tuesday rural country round

There will be no bin collections on Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day) and Tuesday 1 January (New Year’s Day).

Alternative collections are as follows:

  • General rubbish bins due on 25 December will be collected Saturday 29 December
  • Food and garden bins due on 25 December will be collected on Thursday 27 December
  • Paper and card bins due on 1 January will be collected on Saturday 5 January
  • Food and garden bins due on 1 January will be collected on Wednesday 2 January

Wednesday rural country round

There will be no collections on Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day).

Alternative collections are as follows:

  • Glass, cans and plastic bottles (brown bin) due on Wednesday 26th will be collected early on Saturday 22 December.
  • Food and Garden bins due on 26 December will be ‘double collected’ on Wednesday 2 January

If you are unsure which bin would have been due, please check your collection calendar or use the online post code checker:

If your collection day doesn’t fall on any of the above dates then simply put your bins out as usual.

After the festive period you can help dispose of your Christmas tree in a number of ways

You can put it in your green bin – just chop it into small pieces, remove the wooden block from the base of the tree as this is too big to be composted, and take off any lights and decorations. 

Alternatively, take it to your local tip or to one of the following recycling ‘drop off’ points from December 28 until January 17:

  • Higher Memorial Park (car park), Joseph Street, Failsworth (open dawn until dusk)
  • Royton Park (car park) off Bleasdale Street, Royton. Anytime access
  • Werneth Park (car park) off Frederick Street, Werneth (open dawn until dusk)
  • Churchill Playing Fields (car park), Wellington Road, Greenfield. Anytime access.

All your Christmas cards, wrapping paper and cardboard packaging can be recycled using your blue bins or recycling bags.

If you have things that are too big to fit in your bin, you can:

  • Take them to Arkwright Street Waste and Recycling Centre, Oldham, OL9 9LZ - for free. Or to find your nearest tip, visit www.recycle4greatermanchester.com
  • Arrange for them to be collected by Bulky Bobs. To book a collection call us on 0161 770 6644.

We will collect extra recycling from over the Christmas period as long as it is neatly presented and clearly labelled as recycling.