WITH two bank holidays coming up due to Easter, some people in Herefordshire could be wondering if their collections will change.

Good Friday and Easter Monday are both bank holidays, and Herefordshire Council has said whether bin collections will be changing as a result.

At Christmas, bin lorries do not head out on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day.

But at Easter, the same is not true.

Rubbish and recycling collections are fortnightly in Herefordshire, with recycling (green bins or clear sacks) and general waste (black bins or black sacks) collected on alternate weeks.

You can find your collection day by using Herefordshire Council's bin collection day checker.

If your property is unsuitable for a wheelie bin, then you can use black sacks, the council says on its website.

You can present up to four black sacks, but you must buy your own, on your general rubbish collection day.

The council will provide you with clear recycling sacks, these will be delivered between August and September each year.

As for the Easter bank holiday weekend, collections will take place as normal on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

"We collect recycling and general rubbish as normal on bank holidays, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day," the council website says.

Here are the council's tips to make sure your bins and sacks are collected:

  • Put bins or sacks at the boundary of your property nearest to the public highway
  • Place your bin or sacks out by 6.30am on the day of collection
  • Make sure your bin lid is closed
  • Do not place any waste next to your bin as this will not be collected
  • Ensure your recycling only contains clean and accepted recyclable items