Bin collection dates Christmas and New Year 2019: when rubbish is collected in Aberdeenshire over the festive period

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If you'd like a nice clean home at the start of 2020, make sure you get your bin dates right.

With wrapping paper, empty bottles and food waste, Christmas can cause a lot of mess.

If you live in Aberdeen, your collections should barely be affected at all. Picture: Shutterstock

If you live in Aberdeen, your collections should barely be affected at all. Picture: Shutterstock

To avoid overflowing bins, you'd better take into account the festive period's rubbish collection schedule.

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Local authorities have also advised that residents make an effort wherever possible to recycle - Christmas cards, wrapping paper, gift bags, cardboard boxes, bottles and cans can all be recycled.

If the appropriate wheelie bin won't hold enough, there are also recycling facilities across Aberdeenshire, which are open throughout most of the festive period. You can find full details here.

The council can also help you get rid of your Christmas tree. Picture: Shutterstock

The council can also help you get rid of your Christmas tree. Picture: Shutterstock

When will bins be collected over Christmas and New Year?

Aberdeenshire

- Bins to be collected on Wednesday 25 December will be collected on Friday 27 December.

- Bins to be collected on Thursday 26 December will be collected on Saturday 28 December.

- Bins to be collected on Friday 27 December will be collected on Monday 30 December.

- Bins to be collected on Wednesday 1 January will be collected on Friday 3 January.

- Bins to be collected on Thursday 2 January will be collected on Saturday 4 January.

- Bins to be collected on Friday 3 January will be collected on Monday 6 January.

For more information, visit the Aberdeenshire Council website.

Aberdeen City

- Bins to be collected on Wednesday 25 December will be collected on Saturday 21 December.

- Bins to be collected on Wednesday 1 January will be collected on Saturday 28 December.

For more information, visit the Aberdeenshire Council website.