BARNSLEY Council has announced changes to bin collection days over the festive period.

This year, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year all fall on collection days and so alternative dates are being arranged.

Grey Bins

Collections that fall on:

Tuesday 25 December will now be collected Saturday 22 December

Wednesday 26 December will now be collected Monday 24 December

Tuesday 1 January will now be collected Monday 31 December

Recycling (brown and blue bins/ bags)

Collections that fall on:

Tuesday 25 December will be collected Saturday 22 December

Wednesday 26 December will be collected Monday 24 December

Tuesday 1 January will be collected Saturday 29 December

There will be no green bin collections during the festive period.

A spokesman added: "Don’t forget after all the presents have been unwrapped and cards taken down, wrapping paper and greeting cards can be put in the blue recycling bins/ bags. As long as they are paper-based and do not contain glitter, foil, plastics or plastic coating, stickers, adhesive tapes or string.

"Real Christmas trees can be disposed at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre."