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Festive Bin Collection Dates Announced

The Perth and Kinross Council has announced the dates which they will not be collecting bins over the upcoming festive period.

These will be during Christmas and New Year, which means that some due dates have been shifted to later this month.

A spokesperson for Neighbourhood watch Scotland said: “There will be no domestic or commercial collections on 25 and 26 DECEMBER 2021 or 1 and 2 January 2022.”

Which means that:

  • Collections due on Saturday 25 DECEMBER will take place on Friday 24 DECEMBER
  • Collections due on Sunday 26 DECEMBER will take place on Monday 27 DECEMBER
  • Collections due on Saturday 1 JANUARY will take place on Friday 31 DECEMBER
  • Collections due on Sunday 2 JANUARY will take place on Monday 3 JANUARY

However, collection dates will return to normal from Friday 7 January.

Recycling centres will also be closed on December 25 and 26 as well as January 1 and 2, with the last special uplift collection commencing on Thursday 23 DECEMBER 2021.

Spokesperson for Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, Willie Clark, said: “Real Christmas trees can be chopped up and added to your home compost bin, chopped up and placed in your brown-lidded bin (if you have a Garden Waste Permit) or taken to your local Recycling Centre. Real or artificial Christmas trees presented as excess waste will not be uplifted.”

To add to the dates closed, all public toilets will be closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January. Toilets under the Comfort Scheme may be available.

Mr Clark added: “In the event of severe winter weather conditions, it may not be safe for refuse vehicles to visit all areas of Perth and Kinross.

“If your bin is missed due to severe weather, please leave it out for 48 hours and the Council will attempt to return for it.

“If the Council is unable to return, please return bins to the usual storage point and re-present on the next scheduled collection day.”

More information can be found on: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/festivecollections

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