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

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Like everything else, bin collection gets a little chaotic over the holidays.

Empty bottles, torn up wrapping paper, cardboard boxes - the Christmas period can produce a whole lot of waste.

Got a Christmas tree to get rid of? The council can help with that too. Picture; Shutterstock

Got a Christmas tree to get rid of? The council can help with that too. Picture; Shutterstock

Your bin collection schedule will likely change over the holidays, with pick-ups happening a day or two away from when they normally would. Here's what you need to know.

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Edinburgh

- Bins due to be collected on Wednesday 25 December will be collected between Saturday 28 December and Sunday 29 December.

Get your bins in order for the festive season. Picture: Shutterstock

Get your bins in order for the festive season. Picture: Shutterstock

- Bins due to be collected on Thursday 26 December will be collected between Thursday 26 December and Friday 27 December.

- Bins due to be collected on Wednesday 1 January will be collected between Saturday 4 January and Sunday 5 January.

- Bins due to be collected on Thursday 2 January will be collected between Thursday 2 January and Friday 3 January.

For more information, visit the Edinburgh City Council website.

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East Lothian

- Bins due to be collected on Wednesday 25 December will be collected on Saturday 28 December.

- Bins due to be collected on Thursday 26 December will be collected on Sunday 29 December..

- Bins due to be collected on Wednesday 1 January will be collected on Saturday 4 January.

- Bins due to be collected on Thursday 2 January will be collected on Sunday 5 January.

For more information, visit the East Lothian Council website.

West Lothian

- Bins due to be collected on Wednesday 25 December will be collected on Saturday 28 December.

- Bins due to be collected on Thursday 26 December will be collected on Sunday 29 December..

- Bins due to be collected on Wednesday 1 January will be collected on Saturday 4 January.

- Bins due to be collected on Thursday 2 January will be collected on Sunday 5 January.

For more information, visit the West Lothian Council website.

Midlothian

- Bins due to be collected on Wednesday 25 December will be collected on Saturday 28 December.

- Bins due to be collected on Thursday 26 December will be collected on Sunday 29 December..

- Bins due to be collected on Wednesday 1 January will be collected on Saturday 4 January.

- Bins due to be collected on Thursday 2 January will be collected on Sunday 5 January.

For more information, visit the Midlothian Council website.