Bin collection days for people across East Suffolk are likely to change over the festive period.

And residents across the district are being encouraged to check for changes to their bin collection days over the Christmas and New Year period.

Bins will not be collected on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

This means collection days will change over the festive period with people urged to check East Suffolk Council’s online bin collection day finder.

Lowestoft Journal: East Suffolk councillor Rachel Smith-LyteEast Suffolk councillor Rachel Smith-Lyte (Image: Archant)

Rachel Smith-Lyte, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for the Environment, said: "Refuse crews will be working hard to catch up after the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and I would urge people to check their revised collection dates to ensure their bins are emptied.

"Unfortunately, more waste is generated at Christmas and I would encourage people to consider what they are buying, and whether packaging or wrapping paper can be recycled through their household recycling bin.

"It is also a great time to try to reduce food waste, by only buying what you need and freezing any extra food where possible."

During weeks commencing December 25 and January 1, all collections will be two days later than usual.

For example, bins usually collected on Monday, December 25 will instead be collected on Wednesday, December 27.

During week commencing January 8, all collections will be one day later than usual.

For example, bins usually collected on Monday, January 8 will instead be collected on Tuesday, January 9.

Collections will return to their normal days from Monday, January 15.

Anyone unable to check their collection day online is asked to contact the council's Customer Services team on 03330 162000.

If your bin is not collected as expected, please check the delayed collection information online at