Residents in Bath and North East Somerset are being reminded of temporary alterations to their recycling and rubbish collection dates over the festive period.

Residents should have receive leaflets in the post from B&NES Council in November advising them of the revised collection dates and key information.

Changes affect collections which would normally be scheduled from December 25th to January 12th.

The next collection date for general waste, which would usually be collected on a Monday, will be on Wednesday, 3rd January as Monday falls on New Years Day.

On average the Council collects 24% more rubbish and recycling over Christmas than at any other time of year. Residents are being urged to recycle as much as possible and to avoid creating waste by using sustainable alternatives.

A calendar with all of the revised dates is available to download from the Council website at