EAST Lancashire's bin collection dates for the New Year period have been released.

Christmas is a time when household waste could be at an all-time high for some families, with bins already full of wrapping paper, boxes and discarded food.

Borough councils across East Lancashire have now released details of the altered bin collection dates.

Blackburn with Darwen

Residents are advised to put out their bins out before 7am on their collection day.

Saturday (Dec 30) — Thursday’s collections

New Year’s Day (Jan 1) — No collections

Tuesday (Jan 2) — Monday’s collections

Wednesday (Jan 3) — Tuesday’s collections

Thursday (Jan 4) — Wednesday’s collections

Friday (Jan 5) — Thursday’s collections


Recycling and non-recycling waste collections did not take place on Boxing Day — Tuesday, December 26 — but will happen today (Saturday, December 30) instead.

All items must be put out for collection from 6.30am as usual.

Other collections will remain the same over Christmas and New Year.

Between Boxing Day and January 12, the council will collect extra bags of rubbish that will not fit in wheelie bins.

After that, the council will return to its policy of not collecting any waste left outside wheelie bins.

Cllr Lian Pate, the council’s executive member for community services, said: “We’re coming up to the time of the year when many people generate a lot of extra rubbish, much of which can be recycled. Things like wrapping paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, and cans can all be recycled rather than throwing it away with the rest of your general rubbish.”

Ribble Valley

Due New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1) will take place on Tuesday, January 2

Due Tuesday, January 2 will take place on Wednesday, January 3

Due Wednesday, January 3 will take place on Thursday, January 4

Due Thursday, January 4 will take place on Friday, January 5

Due Friday, January 5 will take place on Saturday, January 6

Normal collection service for the Ribble Valley will resume on Monday, January 8.


Crews will be on holiday on New Year’s Day, Monday 1st January, and Pendle Council will be out collecting from properties who normally have a Monday collection on the following day, Tuesday, January 2.

Street cleaning staff will be working up to and including Christmas Eve, cleaning town centre streets in time for Christmas Day.


Due Boxing Day (Tuesday, December 26) — will take place on Saturday, December 30

Due New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1) will take place on Saturday, January 6


Due Friday, December 29 for general waste (green bins and purple/grey bags) will take place on Saturday, December 30

Due Friday, December 29 for glass, cans and plastics (blue bins/bags) - paper and cardboard (grey bins/greenbags) will take place on Sunday, December 31.