BARNSLEY Council is reminding all residents to check their bin days to make sure they are prepared for changes over the Christmas period.Bins that are scheduled to be collected on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day will be rescheduled. Changes to collections on these dates will be on residents’ current bin calendars and can also be viewed online.The council is asking residents to check their calendars at least two weeks before their scheduled collection so that they do not miss their changed day.

Matt Gladstone, executive director for place, said: “We would like to thank residents who have committed to recycling to help make Barnsley a great place to live over the past year. We understand how celebrations at this time of year can create more waste than usual. To help keep the borough clean and green we’re encouraging residents to carry on recycling where possible and be mindful of their waste.“Our household waste and recycling sites based throughout the borough will also be open as normal over the festive period (apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) for any additional waste or recycling.”

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