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Council announces dates for festive refuse and recycling collections

Wednesday, 20 December 2023 14:59

Douglas City Council has announced the dates for its refuse and recycling collections over the festive period.


As Christmas Day this year falls on Monday, December 25, homes due for a collection on that Monday will instead have their waste picked up on Saturday, December 23.


Residents are asked to place their wheelie bin out on the evening of Friday, December 22 for collection on the Saturday morning.


The same will apply for those whose refuse collection is scheduled for New Year’s Day with the collection taking place on Saturday, December 30 instead.


All bin and recycling collections across the capital will continue as usual over Christmas and New Year.


Households in Round 4 will have their recycling collected on Thursday, December 28 and those in Round 5 Friday, December 29. All other rounds will remain the same, please refer to your Kerbside calendar.


Domestic and recyclable waste can also be taken to the Eastern Civic Amenity Site and recyclable waste can be recycled at the Grandstand, Shoprite in Victoria Road, and Tesco.


The local authority is again running its Christmas tree recycling initiative with collections of natural Christmas trees on Saturday, January 6 at the following locations:


Noble’s Park (Grandstand Car Park) 9am – 9.45am

Governor’s Hill (adjacent to Play Area) 10am – 10.45am

Willaston (Snaefell Road opposite shops) 11am – 11.45am

Farmhill (Stevenson’s Way) midday – 12.45pm

Anagh Coar (car park) 1pm – 1.45pm

Pulrose (shops) 2pm – 2.45pm

Central Promenade (walkway opposite the Palace Hotel) 3pm – 3.45pm

Lord Street Car Park (adjacent to Barbary Coast) 4pm – 4.30pm


The Council will re-use the chipped material in parks and gardens across Douglas and in Summerhill Glen.


Christmas trees can also be deposited for recycling at the Civic Amenity Site at Middle Park, off Kewaigue Hill, which will be open from 8am-4pm every day apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.


Traditionally, any reasonable additional household waste left at the side of bins during Christmas and New Year is collected.


You can see a full list of the Christmas and New Year opening times for the various Council services and departments online at