Elford Village

Festive collections and digital 2022 bin calendars

Lichfield and Tamworth Joint Waste Service confirms there will be no changes to bin collections this Christmas and New Year.



With no disruption to festive bin rounds this year, and in preparation for the introduction of dual-stream recycling in the spring, bin calendars for Lichfield District and Tamworth Borough homes are now available to download at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/bincalendar and www.tamworth.gov.uk/bincalendar.



Councillor Ashley Yeates, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change & Recycling, said: “As Christmas and New Year both fall on a weekend this year, our residents can put out their bins on their normal bin days over the festive period.



“We’ve taken the decision to only publish bin calendars online, as there are no changes to communicate for the festive period and we may need to tweak some bin rounds as we move to dual-stream recycling in the spring of next year.



“It will be much simpler to keep the calendars up to date online, and there is substantial environmental benefit from not printing and distributing calendars to around 80,000 households.



“We are working hard on our plans for how to introduce the blue reusable bags for paper and card recycling, which will include a multi-channel communications campaign to ensure households are fully informed about how the system will work and what it will mean to them.”



The new bin calendars are available online at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/bincalendar and www.tamworth.gov.uk/bincalendar.



Residents who do not have access to the internet are being encouraged to use the online services from their nearest library or to seek help from their family, friends, or neighbours. They can also call the shared waste service on 0345 002 0022 for help.