BARNSLEY Council is asking residents to check their bin days to ensure they’re prepared for the Christmas period changes.

There will be no changes to grey bin collection days and if it was scheduled to be emptied on Tuesday this will not change.

Brown and blue bins that should be picked up on Tuesday will be rescheduled – changes to these collections can be found on current bin calendars as well as the council website.

Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: “I’d like to thank all our residents who have committed to recycling over the past year.

“We understand more waste is generated throughout the festive period and would like to encourage residents to continue to be responsible with their waste and help to keep Barnsley clean and green.

“We hope you will be making good use of your brown bin with the addition of three new items – plastic pots, tubs and trays part of our ongoing work to protect our planet and help make Barnsley more sustainable.

“Our household waste and recycling sites across the borough will 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.”