Seasonal waste and recycling arrangements - Christmas and New Year 2020/21

Food waste, recycling and non recyclable waste collections

Friday 25 December collections will take place on Sunday 27 December. 

Friday 1 January collections will take place on Sunday 3 January. 

Remember to present all containers at the kerbside by 7:00am on the day of collection.

We will only collect material presented in the recycling and waste containers provided by East Lothian Council.

Garden waste collections

There will be no garden waste collections between 25 December and 10 January inclusive. Please check your collection calendar for your next collection date in January or February.

You can check all your collection dates at:

Christmas trees

Real Christmas trees can be composted by taking them to a Recycling Centre or presenting them beside your brown bin on garden waste collection dates in January or February.

Recycling Centres

Our Recycling Centres are usually open seven days a week, from 8:30am to 4:15pm, over the winter months.  However they will not be open on 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January, and will close at the earlier time of 2:00pm on Christmas Eve and Hogmanay.

Severe weather

Should we have to suspend services due to severe weather please find daily updates at:


Call our contact centre on: 01875 824 305

Email us: [email protected]

For food caddies and recycling boxes call Biffa: 0131 665 3874