Christmas decorations

Christmas and New Year Service Information 2020/21

Information and guidance for waste and recycling collections this Christmas and New Year period


  • Libraries
    All Vale of Glamorgan libraries will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2020 to Monday 04 January 2021. Click and Collect will not be available during this time. 


Changes to Recycling and Waste Collection Days 

There are some changes to recycling and waste collections this Christmas and New Year period:


Collection dates
Normal DateChanges To

Thursday 24 December 2020

No change

Friday 25 December 2020

Sunday 27 December 2020

Monday 28 December 2020

No change

Tuesday 29 December 2020

No change

Wednesday 30 December 2020

No change

Thursday 31 December 2020

No change

Friday 01 January 2021

Saturday 02 January 2021

Monday 04 January 2021

No change


Christmas Tree Recycling

Real Christmas trees can be placed out for recycling on your black bag collection day during the period Monday 11 - Friday 22 January 2021


Simply place your tree out for collection alongside your recycling before 7.00am. 

  • Only real trees are able to be collected for recycling

  • All decorations and soil will need to be removed

  • If longer than 6 foot, please cut down to size

  • Trees need to be placed out for collection before 7.00am


You can check your Christmas tree collection date online:

Collection Day Checker

Enter your postcode to check details of your next recycling and waste collections and set up email reminders.


Please note: There will be no additional service outside of the two weeks. If you miss your collection day, please 'Ring and Request' a Garden Waste collection or book an appointment and take to your local recycling centre


Temporary lift on Black Bag Restrictions 

We recognise that we all produce a lot more waste and recycling this time of year, so, from Sunday 27 December 2020 - Friday 15 January 2021 the restriction to 2 black bags per household will not apply. 


Unsure what Christmas items can and cannot be recycled at the kerbside? We've put together a handy list:

Tick Recyclable
  • Turkey bones 
  • Food waste
  • Vegetable and fruit peelings 
  • Non-glittery Christmas cards 
  • Cardboard 
  • Mince pie foil trays
  • Clean baking foil
  • Plastic chocolate tubs 
  • Advent calendar cardboard
  • Brown paper
  • Envelopes
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Wrapping paper
  • Glittery Christmas cards
  • Polystyrene
  • Soft plastic wrapping
  • Paper napkins
  • Single-use paper plates and cups
  • Tinsel
  • Ribbons and bows 
  • Black plastic chocolate trays 
  • Advent calendar black plastic 
  • Fruit netting e.g. satsuma nets



Recycling Centres

Household Waste Recycling Centres in Atlantic Trading Estate and Llandow Industrial Estate will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Please note: All visitors to recycling centres must wear a face covering when outside their vehicles.