Over the Christmas and New Year period 2023-24, rubbish and recycling bin collections will change around the bank holidays.

Usual collection day New collection day
Monday 25 Dec Wednesday 27 Dec
Tuesday 26 Dec Thursday 28 Dec
Wednesday 27 Dec Friday 29 Dec
Thursday 28 Dec Saturday 30 Dec
Friday 29 Dec Tuesday 2 January 2024
Monday 1 Jan 2024 Wednesday 3 Jan
Tuesday 2 Jan  Thursday 4 Jan
Wednesday 3 Jan Friday 5 Jan
Thursday 4 Jan Saturday 6 Jan
Friday 5 Jan Monday 8 Jan
Monday 8 Jan Tuesday 9 Jan
Tuesday 9 Jan Wednesday 10 Jan
Wednesday 10 Jan Thursday 11 Jan
Thursday 11 Jan Friday 12 Jan
Friday 12 Jan Saturday 13 Jan


All collections from Monday 15 January 2024 will return to their usual collection day.

Please remember to put your bins out by 7am on your scheduled collection day. 

In the unlikely event our crews miss the collection of your bin (on your revised day) you will have until 4pm the next working day to report it.  You can do this here, by calling 023 9244 6019 or emailing customerservices@havant.gov.uk

Additional recycling is collected all year – not just at Christmas.  Please ensure you recycle the correct items. Recycling that does not fit into your wheelie bin should be placed in a clear sack or a cardboard box next to your bin. Please ensure excess recycling is clean and dry.

In the event of extreme weather conditions please place your bin out for collection and we will collect it as soon as possible.   

Garden Waste

Real Christmas trees can be placed into your brown-lidded garden waste bin if the tree is cut into pieces, no larger than 75mm in diameter.  

Glass Banks

If a glass bank is full due to seasonal demand, please do not leave glass by the bank. A list of alternative sites can be found here.   

Bulky Waste

The bulky waste collection service will be suspended between Monday 25 December and Friday 12 January 2024.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres

These sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.