Waste collections in Gwynedd this Christmas

Date: 16/12/2019

Christmas Day and Boxing Day is the only time of year when some areas of the county don’t receive Gwynedd Council’s usual waste and recycling collection service.

 

The Council appreciates that this can cause a nuisance to those who would normally put their recycling, food and household waste bins (the green wheelie bin or black bags) out for collection on Wednesday, 25 December or Thursday, 26 December. That’s why the Council has put special arrangements in place to collect the household waste in the days following Christmas to ensure that nobody goes more than three weeks without a collection.

 

  • For these households that will miss a collection because of this, the arrangements for households waste (green bin) will be:
    Usual collection Wednesday, 25 December 2019 – in the Arfon and Dwyfor areas there will be a collection on Saturday, 28 December 2019; and in the Meirionnydd area the collection will be on Friday, 27 December 2019;
  • Usual collection Thursday, 26 December 2019 – in the Arfon and Dwyfor areas there will be a collection on Sunday, 29 December 2019; and in the Meirionnydd area the collection will be on Saturday, 28 December 2019.

 

Unfortunately, it won’t be possible to offer extra recycling, food waste or clinical waste or nappy collections (yellow bags). These collections will re-start on Wednesday, 1 January and Thursday, 2 January 2020.


Although it’s a bank holiday, there will be normal collections for everyone on Tuesday, 1 January 2020.

 

In an effort to help residents recycle anddispose of their additional seasonal rubbish conveniently and with minimum fuss, Gwynedd Council’s network of recycling centres will be open for an extended period over the festive period.

Councillor Catrin Wager, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Municipal matters said: “As a Council, we appreciate that the Christmas celebrations can mean that more rubbish that usual can accumulate over the festive period. We’d therefore encourage residents to make full use of the Council’s recycling centres.

“Our recycling centres can be very busy on the days after Christmas, and that’s why we have arranged for a number of the centres to be open for an extended period. So you don’t have to rush down to the recycling centre first thing on 27 December.”

For full details about where your nearest recycling centre is located, what the centres accept and the regular opening hours, visit www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/recycling

Steffan Jones, Gwynedd Council’s Head of Highways and Municipal added:

 

“Full details of all your waste and recycling arrangements can be found easily online. As part of efforts to cut down on postage and printing, we won’t be posting 2020 waste and recycling calendars to all households in the county this year.

 

“Remember, you can check your collection arrangements by downloading the 'apGwynedd' app on your smartphone or you can see a digital copy of your collection calendar for the year by typing in your postcode on the website www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/whereilive, and if you choose, you can print a copy yourself.

 

"If you have any questions which you can't find an answer to online, visit your local Siop Gwynedd (Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Pwllheli) or contact us on 01766 771000."


Full details of the opening times for Gwynedd recycling centres over the festive period:

23 December – usual opening times;
24 December – all sites open 9am - 1pm (except Bala and Blaenau which are closed as usual on Tuesdays);
25 December - all sites closed;
26 December - all sites closed;
27 December – extended opening hours at Pwllheli, Bangor, Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Harlech where they’ll be open 8:30am – 4.30pm; usual opening hours at Rhwngddwyryd, Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog (10am – 4pm);
28 December – extended opening hours at Pwllheli, Bangor, Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Harlech where they’ll be open 8:30am – 4.30pm; usual opening hours at Rhwngddwyryd; Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog (10am-4pm);
29 December - extended opening hours at Pwllheli, Bangor, Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Harlech where they’ll be open 8:30am – 4.30pm; usual opening hours at Rhwngddwyryd, Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog (10am – 4pm);
30 December - extended opening hours at Pwllheli, Bangor, Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Harlech where they’ll be open 8:30am – 4.30pm; usual opening hours at Rhwngddwyryd, Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog (10am – 4pm);
31 December – all sites open as usual;
1 January – extended opening hours at Pwllheli, Bangor, Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Harlech where they’ll be open 8:30am – 4.30pm; usual opening hours at Rhwngddwyryd (10am – 4pm); Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog (closed as usual on Tuesday);
2 January –sites open as usual (Bala and Blaenau closed).