Monday, 8 December 2014

Changes to Lancaster City Council services and Christmas opening times

There will be a number of changes to the availability of Lancaster City Council services and facilities this Christmas.

Lancaster and Morecambe town halls and the council's housing office on Cable Street, Lancaster will close for Christmas at 3.00pm on Christmas Eve and re-open at 9am on Monday December 29.   

On New Year's Eve, these buildings will close to members of the public at 3.00pm and re-open at 9.00am on Friday, January 2.

Don’t forget to check your collections calendar as there will be changes to refuse and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

The changes will begin Monday December 22 and end on Saturday January 3 2015.

Week commencing December 22 
Normal collection day:                                   Will be collected on:
Monday, December 22                                      Saturday, December 20*
Tuesday, December 23                                      Monday, December 22*
Wednesday, December 24                                 Tuesday, December 23*
Thursday, December 25                                    Wednesday, December 24*
Friday, December 26                                         Saturday, December 27

*please note your collection day has been brought forward.

Week commencing December 29

Normal collection day:                                    Will be collected on:
Monday, December 29                                       Monday, December 29
Tuesday, December 30                                       Tuesday, December 30
Wednesday, December 31                                  Wednesday, December 31
Thursday, January 1                                           Friday, January 2
Friday, January 2                                                Saturday, January 3

If you have any further queries please contact customer services on 01524 582491.

Recycle as much as possible this festive season.  Most of the additional waste generated at Christmas can be recycled including glass, cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, Christmas cards and wrapping paper, and not forgetting your food waste. 

If you have a real Christmas tree you can recycle it by making a small donation to St John’s Hospice who will collect it from your doorstep on January 9, 10 and 11  - just phone St John’s Hospice on 01524 382538 or book online at Alternatively you can cut up your tree and place it in your green wheeled bin or take it to the household waste recycling centres at Salt Ayre in Lancaster or Keer Bridge in Carnforth.

Lancaster City Council will always collect extra recyclables put out for collection.  Additional paper, card, cans and plastic bottles can be put out in separate, clearly labelled carrier bags, but please ensure all glass is inside a recycling box. 

• If you have misplaced your collection calendar please visit  

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