HOUSEHOLDERS in County Durham are being reminded that changes may have been made to refuse and recycling collections over the holiday period.

Bins normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, January 2.

Wednesday collections will be made on Friday, December 28 and Thursday, January 3.

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Thursday collections have been moved to Saturday, December 29 and Friday, January 4 and Friday services will be on Monday, December 31 and Saturday January 5 instead.

Normal collections will resume on Tuesday, January 8.

Durham County Council advises residents to check their collection calendars or go online at and enter their postcode in the My Durham section if still unsure.

Real Christmas trees can be taken to any household waste recycling centre in the county where they will composted or call 03000-261000 before Monday, January 7 to arrange for a tree to be collected by the council.