Bin collections won't be taking place as usual over the festive period with pick-up dates in Watford set to be later through most of January as well.

Watford Borough Council and its waste and recycling partner Veolia has released a calendar and information about when to expect your bins to be collected over the next few weeks.

There is information further below about bin collections in Three Rivers.

In Watford, the first thing to know is for the first two collections after Christmas, the council is allowing two extra bags of waste to be collected.

Residents are able to put out as much recycling as they like as long as it is in a clearly labelled or clear plastic bag.

In terms of when to expect your waste to be collected, between Monday December 27 and Friday January 21, it could be anywhere between one and five days later than the normal collection date.

Full revised collection dates in Watford

Mon Dec 27 will be Weds Dec 29

Tues Dec 28 will be Thurs Dec 30

Weds Dec 29 will be Fri Dec 31

Thurs Dec 30 will be Tues Jan 4

Fri Dec 31 will be Weds Jan 5

Mon Jan 3 will be Thurs Jan 6

Tues Jan 4 will be Fri Jan 7

Weds Jan 5 will be Sat Jan 8

Thurs Jan 6 will be Mon Jan 10

Fri Jan 7 will be Tues Jan 11

Mon Jan 10 will be Weds Jan 12

Tues Jan 11 will be Thurs Jan 13

Weds Jan 12 will be Fri Jan 14

Thurs Jan 13 will be Sat Jan 15

Fri Jan 14 will be Mon Jan 17

Mon Jan 17 will be Tues Jan 18

Tues Jan 18 will be Weds Jan 19

Weds Jan 19 will be Thurs Jan 20

Thurs Jan 20 will be Fri Jan 21

Fri Jan 21 will be Sat Jan 22

Three Rivers district

Three Rivers District Council says there are no regular collections taking place on December 27 and 28 but two extra refuse bags will be collected on January 4 and 5 respectively.

The council says collections on December 29, 30, and 31 will take place on the normal day and no excess waste will be taken.

No brown bins will be collected up until January 8.

Collections following a bank holiday (Monday January 3) will take place a day later than usual.

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