Leeds City Council is gearing up for a green Christmas.
Waste and recycling collections have been re-arranged to accommodate the upcoming public holidays and some residents will have their bins collected a day earlier than normal, while others will be picked up a day later.
All households will be receiving a calendar or letter confirming their festive bin collection days which can also be checked at www.leeds.gov.uk/yourbinday.
Brown bin collections have now stopped and will resume in March 2014.
To help residents recycle extra waste created by gift wrapping, packaging and festive entertaining, the city’s eight recycling centres will be open from 8am to 4pm throughout December. The sites are only closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
People can also donate or recycle unwanted gifts or items they are replacing at the sites. Each one has a re-use container where goods will be donated to charities.