Christmas Recycling and Waste

Everything 'Yule' need to know about your recycling and waste service this Christmas

Stay on top of your Christmas bin collections:

  • Download the AVDC Recycling and Waste app to your smartphone - please go to your Google Play Store or Apple App Store and search 'AylesburyVale Bins'.
  • Use the 'Find my Bin Day' tool online
  • Log in to your MyAccount 
  • Take a look at the planned Christmas collections as printed in the November AV Times (page 13)*

*Please note, planned collections may be subject to change due to adverse weather conditions. Please follow AVDC's social media channels to keep up-to-date with the latest collection information.


Recycling at Christmas:

We produce 30% more waste over the festive period so be sure to use our WasteWizard when deciding which bin to dispose of your rubbish in.  Take a look at the most frequently checked Christmas items which can all be recycled and remember, any extra recycling will be collected by our crews if presented in a clear bag next to the blue-lidded recycling bin on your collection day. 

According to research conducted at Christmas 2015, the amount of food that's wasted over the festive period is the equivalent of scraping more than 4.2 million Christmas dinners into the bin (and enough gravy to fill an entire olympic sized pool!). First and foremost, Love Food Hate Waste has some fantastic Christmas tips to help you reduce and reuse festive food items and remember, don't let your Munch Monster go hungry this Christmas - recycle any unwanted food in your outdoor food bin!


How to dispose of your Christmas tree:

Disposing of your Christmas tree after the festive season is really easy with our garden waste collection service. If you're a garden waste customer, please remember to

  • Remove any decorations
  • Cut the tree down to smaller, manageable pieces 

before placing in your brown garden waste bin ready for the first collections in 2020. If you've not yet subscribed to our garden waste collection service, please take your Christmas tree to a local household recycling centre

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